The report says CapMetro approves changes to the fare card

The transit agency also approved rate cuts for low-income residents.

Austin, Texas – Capital Metro is making some changes to its fare policies.

According to A Report from Community ImpactTransit agency board members voted unanimously Monday to approve a resolution amending CapMetro’s fare policy and another resolution amending CapMetro’s fare structure. A plan was presented to CapMetro’s board in March to launch a smart fare card and new payment system.

CapMetro’s executive vice president, chief financial and risk officer, said there is still a lot of work to be done before the smart fare card is ready for systemwide rollout, which is expected in January.

Community influence reports The new smart fare card, or amp card, will be a physical card with smart chip technology to reload money directly into an account. There will also be a smartphone app for customers.

There are two proposals for a fare card-based smart account system.

The first is the fare limit, or pay as you go. It reduces the costs that customers pay for daily or monthly fees. The fare cap is automatically available on each card.

The second proposal is called “Equifare,” a new fair fare structure for income-eligible customers.

To learn more about the proposals and resolutions that CapMetro passed this week, Read the full Community Impact report.

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