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Transportation Council

The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council is focused on promoting the adoption of interoperable contactless smart card payment systems for transit and other transportation services. The Council is engaged in projects that support applications of smart card use. The overall goal of the Transportation Council is to help accelerate the deployment of standards-based smart card payment programs within the transportation industry.

Transportation Council projects support the advancement of transit fare collection systems and explore linkages between transit payment systems and smart card programs in the tolling, parking and financial industries. The Council also plans to investigate how transportation payment systems and credentialing systems can be linked through the use of multi-application smart card technology.

Council Resources


Other Resources

  • Smart.Transit LinkedIn Group, open to Smart Card Alliance member and public transit agencies to stimulate discussion of transit payments-related topics.

  • Transit Open Payments Resources, providing information on transit agency implementations, pilots and planned procurements of contactless open payments-based fare collection systems.

Council Management

2013/2014 Transportation Council officers are:

  • Chair - Craig Roberts, Utah Transit Authority
  • Vice chair, transit - Gerald Kane, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
  • Vice chair, transit - Mike Nash, ACS, A Xerox Company
  • Vice chair, parking - Steven Grant, LTK Engineering Services

The Council is managed by a steering committee that includes a broad spectrum of leaders from the transportation, financial services and smart card industries, such as APTA, systems integrators, consultancies and technology firms. Current steering committee members include:

  • Julie Green, LTK Engineering Services
  • Linh Huynh, INSIDE Secure
  • Kathy Imperatore, PATCO
  • Mark Lulic, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Celine Mantoux, Giesecke & Devrient
  • Kenneth Mealey, American Express
  • Pradap Mistry, Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Eric Reese, Chicago Transit Authority
  • Eric Schindewolf, Visa Inc.
  • John Vasilj, Accenture
  • TBD, VeriFone Systems

Council Membership

The Transportation Council is open to participation from vendors and transit organizations that join the Alliance and the Council.

The Smart Card Alliance recognizes the top three individual contributors in each of the industry councils and the council “honor roll” – the individuals who were leading contributors and participants in the council projects and activities.

Smart Card Alliance members who are participating in the Transportation Council include:

  • ABnote Group
  • Accenture
  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • Bell Identification B.V.
  • Blackboard Inc.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capgemini USA Inc.
  • Chase Card Services
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Clear2Pay
  • Consult Hyperion
  • CSC
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • DeviceFidelity, Inc.
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Double Diamond Group
  • FIME
  • First Data Corporation
  • Gemalto
  • Giesecke & Devrient
  • Heartland Payment Systems
  • HP Enterprise Services
  • Identive
  • IDmachines
  • InComm
  • Infineon Technologies
  • INIT Innovations in Transportation
  • INSIDE Secure
  • Intelligent Parking Concepts LLC
  • Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation
  • Invoke Technologies
  • JC Simonetti Assoc., Inc.
  • JVL Ventures, LLC dba Isis
  • LTK Engineering Services
  • MasterCard Worldwide
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Morpho
  • MTA New York City Transit
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Oberthur Technologies
  • OTI America
  • Port Authority of NY/NJ
  • Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO)
  • Quadagno & Associates, Inc.
  • Ready Credit Corporation
  • San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
  • Scheidt & Bachmann USA
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Thales
  • TransitCenter
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
  • Unwire US Inc.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation/Volpe Center
  • Utah Transit Authority
  • VeriFone
  • Visa Inc.
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
  • Xerox
  • XTec, Incorporated

For more information about the Transportation Council or for more information on becoming a member of the Alliance, please contact the Alliance office via email at or via telephone at (800) 556-6828.


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