Friday, August 14, 2009

Update on TAP in SD

Leave it to American public transit operators to make things unnecessarily difficult.

Don't use your TAP cards in San Diego. According to the MTS (via MetroRiderLA), regardless of the fact that these secure smart cards do well and truly verify that you paid your fare, the fact that they have a different graphic on the front may expose you to a citation.

Metro! MTS! Make with the talky-talky so we can make these cards interchangeable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pros: No more paper bus passes getting bend or scratch in wallet.

Cons: Cant be used as a Interagency Transfer at some agencies(for example, Foothill Transit to Omnitrans-still use paper passes). There is a limited use because of the amount of money that's in there.