*note, we are talking about big cities. Think about small places with bus as only public transit option, limited systems
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What if regular riders had a card for riding that didn't charge the fare directly.
What if that card served as a counter for # of boarding by provider, mode, route and time.
What if that card was attached to a bank account preferably, credit card account or Google wallet account.
What if cash riders bought a card from vendors or sidewalk machines for a daily round trip before boarding
What if the riders selected how often they want their Transit charges drawn down, EZ Pass style, based on their income cash flow?
What if member jurisdictions on the back end set policies for discounts based on frequency of use?
Wouldn't that avoid the need for cell phone transmissions, exposure to hacking, and most of the costs of the envisioned system?
Wouldn't need to be restricted by mode, could include bikeshare. The target would just record the unique card ID, date, time, route, hopefully GPS, and provider #. Data would be downloaded by probe daily (time of downloading wouldn't matter).