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Cubic installs fare-collection system on San Diego Trolley extension

Cubic Transportation Systems Inc. recently unveiled a new automated fare collection system on the San Diego Trolley Green Line, which San Diego Metropolitan Transit System officials dedicated last week.

Customers will be able to purchase light-rail tickets from ticket vending machines at each of the four Green Line stations. The machines initially will accept only cash payment, but are set up to process future credit/debit card and contactless smart card payments.

The new system is part of San Diego County’s transition to a smart card-based fare-collection and central computer system, which Cubic is launching in phases as part of a 2002 contract. The new payment system will link all trolley, bus and Coaster commuter-rail services to a common smart card.

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