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GTA Farecard is a planned smartcard-based fare payment system to be introduced in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, in 2007. Implementation is to be completed by 2010, giving the Greater Toronto Area's local and regional transit operators a single fare-payment system to replace the current mixture of passes, tickets, tokens, and cash-based systems. The GTA operations area covers over 8,100 square kilometres, and is home to about 5.5 million transit riders. A smart card, or integrated circuit(s) card (ICC), is defined as any integrated circuitry embedded into a flat, plastic body. ... The Greater Toronto Area (called the GTA by local residents) is the largest metropolitan area in Canada. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Token coins. ...


The province has announced Accenture will be contracted to implement the card system. Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. ...


The following transit systems will participate:

Hamilton Street Railway has not announced whether they will participate. The Toronto Transit Commission has announced they will opted out of the program due to concerns of the cost to implement the card system. Burlington Transit is the public transport provider in the city of Burlington, Ontario Canada. ... Durham Region Transit (DRT) is the regional transit operator in Durham Region, east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... GO Transit, officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ... Oakville Transit is the public transportation provider in Oakville Ontario Canada since 1972. ... York Region Transit (YRT) is the public transit operator in York Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Viva is a bus rapid transit network operated in York Region, Ontario, Canada, with connections to northern Toronto. ... A Brampton Transit bus. ... Mississauga Transit logo Mississauga Transit (MT) is the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canadas public transportation operation. ... The Hamilton Street Railway (abbreviated as HSR) is the name of the organization which operates all public transit vehicles in the city of Hamilton, Ontario. ... The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

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References

  • New Fare Card Will Make Transit More Convenient - June 14, 2005
  • The GTA Farecard
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Electronic fare collection systems
Americas GTA Farecard (Toronto, Canada) - Multivia (Santiago, Chile)
- US Breeze Card (Atlanta) - CharlieCard (Boston) - Chicago card (Chicago) - Go-To card (Minnesota) - MetroCard (New York City) - SmarTrip (Washington, D.C.) - Translink (San Francisco Bay Area)
Europe Andante (Porto) - Elektra (Budapest) - Luas Smartcard (Dublin) - Navigo (Paris)
- UK EasyRider (Nottingham) - Oyster (London)
Asia EasyCard (Taipei) - EZ-Link (Singapore) - Touch 'n Go (Malaysia)
- China Octopus (Hong Kong) - SPTC (Shanghai) - Shenzhen TransCard (Shenzhen) - Yang Cheng Tong (Guangzhou radius) - Yikatong (Beijing)
- Japan ICOCA (JR West) - Nagasaki Smart Card (Nagasaki) - PASMO - PiTaPa (Kansai region) - Suica (JR East)
- South Korea MybiยทKTX Family Card (nationwide) - Hanaro Card (Busan) - T-Money (Seoul radius) - Upass (Seoul radius)
Australia SmartRider (Perth), Tcard (Sydney), myki (Melbourne)

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GTA Farecard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (176 words)
GTA Farecard is a planned smartcard-based fare payment system to be introduced in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, in 2007.
Implementation is to be completed by 2010, giving the Greater Toronto Area's local and regional transit operators a single fare-payment system to replace the current mixture of passes, tickets, tokens, and cash-based systems.
The GTA operations area covers over 8,100 square kilometres, and is home to about 5.5 million transit riders.
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