Tag Archives: Acumen Transit

Smart Cards: Savvy Move for Small Transit Agencies

The transportation landscape for small, mid-sized and rural transit agencies is changing. Many of them want to take advantage of smart-card solutions — better fare management, ridership data, tracking and reporting capabilities — but they don’t necessarily have the infrastructure in place and cannot afford much of the functionality in high-end solutions. I’ve considered this […]

Will NFC-fueled transit transactions change the world?

The recent news that Apple Corp. plans to integrate Near Field Communication (NFC), a wireless technology that allows devices to communicate without the need for physical contact, into next-generation iPhones and iPads really got my attention. I think NFC-powered transactions can have a significant impact on the U.S. transit, healthcare and retail industries. Apple also […]