Smart Card Interoperability Issues for the Transit Industry

The objectives of this research are to (a) identify key information needed by public agencies to implement smart card payment systems interoperability; (b) delineate the necessary information flows; and (c) provide a set of functions needed for a standard public domain application programming interface (API) that may be used in the development of a uniform application protocol data unit (APDU); and (d) develop a prototype for a proposed public domain API and an APDU that demonstrates "proof of concept" for International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-compliant Type A and Type B cards. For the purposes of this project, interoperability is defined as the ability of different agencies to coordinate and share information so that passengers can travel in a seamless fashion.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project A-26

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Acumen Building Enterprises, Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Allen, Walter

  • Start Date: 20031010
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20060430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463171
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transit Cooperative Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project A-26
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:18PM