DATE: July 1, 2013 9:36:11 AM CDT
Fort Bend County, TX
|Robert E. Hebert
Fort Bend County Judge
|Phone (281) 341-8608
For Immediate Release
Fort Bend County Transit Introduces the SMART CARD
FORT BEND COUNTY, TX - The Fort Bend County Public Transportation Department is replacing their current paper ticketing system with smart card technology. Similar in size and function to a debit or credit card, passengers will use the SMART Card to pay for rides by swiping it through a scanning device that is being placed on all buses. Card distribution will start in August of 2013.
The SMART Card will provide passengers a more convenient way to pay bus fares. The card will function like a re-loadable gift card. Passengers can determine the amount of money to load onto the card and load additional funds as often as needed. Each time the card is swiped through the on-board scanning device, the SMART fare will be electronically deducted from the stored value on the SMART Card. Passengers will be able to add value to the SMART Card from existing ticket sales locations or from any computer.
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For more information please contact us at 281-633-7433 or visit our website at WWW.FBCTransit.org