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Adding Transit Services To Campus ID Cards? We've Got Just the Ticket!

Adding Transit Services To Campus ID Cards? We’ve Got Just the Ticket!

The University of Minnesota has successfully integrated a transit pass into its campus card, bringing to fruition years of preparation and planning. Minnesota students who pay the Transportation and Safety Fee can now use their student ID, the U Card, as a Universal Transit Pass (UTP), which allows students unlimited rides on regional public transit providers.

The technology behind the transit pass tie-in is a dual-chip card containing both HID iClass and MIFARE chips, with the Metro Transit system leveraging the latter of the two chips. The dual-chip U Card has been distributed on the Minnesota campus since 2016 in preparation for the arrival of the UTP program.

Watch for an overview of the project, the challenges faced, lessons learned, and final results.

Download the presentation slides

Presenters:
University of Minnesota –
Stephen Courchane
Glenn Davis
Pierce Hanson
Nick Mabee

From  Jorrun Liston: Welcome everyone to Adding Transit Services to Campus ID Cards?  We’ve Got Just the Ticket!  We are recording this and will post on naccuTV.

From  Jen McDonald – Georgian College: Are you sending a flat file or an API connection to share the data with transit?

From  Jen McDonald – Georgian College: If a flat file, how often are you sending?

From  Ursula Shail, University of Toronto: Did you have to re-design your card to accommodate a second chip? (to avoid printing on top of an internal chip)

From  Amanda Bennett: Will you be sharing the slide deck?

From  Anthony Condo:  Great presentation!

From  Tom Gatton: Reacted to ” Will you be sharing the slide deck?” with 👍

From  Ian Tighe: Great work and presentation, Minnesota team!

From  Danny Albert – uOttawa:  Thank you everyone!

From  Nick Mabee: Reacted to ” Great work and presentation, Minnesota team!“ with 🎉

From  Ursula Shail, University of Toronto: Great presentation! thank you!

From  Jorrun Liston: Special thanks to our presenters from the University of Minnesota:  Stephen Courchane, Glenn Davis, Pierce Hanson, and Nick Mabee. 

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