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Public bus service moves towards cashless payment

Public transport bus service will introduce a cashless payment option through digital card in April in 2015.  Citizens will be encouraged to buy a digital card in advance to use on public transport bus service in the city.
Price and design options for the digital card is now under discussion. “Data Card Consortium” won the tender of transferring public transport bus service to a digital payment system.

Ulaanbaatar City Transport Authority says that the process of transferring public transport bus service payment to digital payment will cost 14.2 million USD.
The new system will leave bus ticket collectors unemployed, so the Ulaanbaatar City Transport Authority  is planning jobs as monitors for them.
Discounts for students, seniors and people with disabilities, who are already offered reduced fares, will also apply to the digital card.
News source www.news.mn
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