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... 68 Surprisingly, the use of smart cards in fare systems is not so widespread as would be expected from the early electronic fare payment studies begun from 1996. Fewer than 25 regional agencies in the United States have implemented smart cards for seamless transit travel across modes and operators.
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... 69 Five common themes emerged from the interviews, survey, and studies on how to deploy multi­ agency EFPS. These include: Deploy the system in stages.
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... 70 owned by the vendor, and agencies procure fare and payment services from the vendor. These sys­ tems are shared among multiple agencies that may or may not be geographically contiguous.

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