Port Authority is installing a new state-of-the-art
smart card fare collection system that offers a more
convenient and secure way for riders to pay their fares.
The ConnectCard system will use a plastic smart card with a
computer chip inside. The card stores a variety of fare options
that will make it quicker and easier to ride.
The ConnectCard system will also help Port
Authority operate more efficiently. The system will help
- Capture Lost Revenue
- The ConnectCard system's
sophisticated technology reduces fare evasion, which currently
costs Port Authority thousands of dollars in revenue each
- Become More Efficient
- Reducing the amount of cash we handle
and replacing older, malfunctioning equipment will help us better
- Generate Savings
- Reloadable, plastic smart cards don't
have to be replaced every month, saving the Authority thousands of
dollars in printing and distribution costs.