After a number of recent debacles over its public transportation system, which currently employs tokens as a method of payment, the city of Toronto is considering implementing a smart card fare collection system. The smart cards are being tested and would be launched in 2013.
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The transit system of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland area is getting a contactless technology boost. Current forms of tickets and passes will be replaced with smart cards by the year 2013. The smart cards will be pre-loaded and scanned in front of an electronic card reader for payment.