Category Archives: BART

>WMATA/Cubic SmarTrip Contract Audit

> Monday’s Washington Post Article about Smartrip led me to the WMATA Inspector General’s report on the subject.  I wish I had found this about 7 months ago when it was released, it would have saved me some frustrating phone … Continue reading

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>Transit System Collection

>When I travel to a city that has a transit system, I usually try to ride it, even if it doesn’t make sense for me to do so (I’m looking at you, Pittsburgh!). I collect a system map and a … Continue reading

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>WMATA the most expensive rail system in the US

>After a fairly comprehensive review of the fare and pass policies in place throughout the US, and my personal experience riding transit in Europe, I challenge anyone out there to name a rail transit system that costs more per month … Continue reading

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>Comparison of Contactless Smartcards for Transit

>In an effort to get WMATA to upgrade its Smartrip card to include other features, I did a very brief study of other transit systems’ smartcards. Some of the most interesting and popular features are listed here: London (Oyster Card): … Continue reading

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