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Automated fare media

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Reducing vehicle dwell time
Fare cards with a microchip, or smart cards, can allow transit agencies to offer a more sophisticated fare policy. Contactless smart cards need only be waved at a marked spot, and therefore can reduce payment time.<ref>Federal Transit Administration. [|"Fare Collection."]</ref></blockquote>
==Resistance to use of smart cards==
There are many reasons why riders would choose to use cash for fare payment rather than smart cards or other prepaid fare payment. They include the perception that the initial cost of obtaining the card will not be worth it, the fear of losing a pre-paid card’s value, and the convenience of cash for the occasional rider.<ref>Transit Cooperative Research Project. [ “Report 32: Multipurpose Transit Payment Media.” 1998.]</ref>
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