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Released: 5/21/2009 

PATCO Board Approves Web Ticketing

The region’s first Automated Fare Collection System, PATCO’s FREEDOM Card, will soon be even more convenient.  In a matter of months, FREEDOM card holders will find managing their transit budget only a mouse click away.

The PATCO Board of Directors has approved a 3 year, $317,420 contract with Acadaca of New York City to develop a process for PATCO customers to load their FREEDOM cards on line, sign up for an account and manage their cards.

PATCO President, John J. Matheussen, says “We were the first in the region to give our customers the convenience of smart card technology.  Now we are adding web based ticketing to allow FREEDOM card holders to check account transaction, add value to their cards, register cards, enroll in autoload/automatic replenishment and edit account information on line.”

Acadaca has developed web ticketing for Miami Dade Transit and the PATH system in Northern New Jersey.  The new system should be on line and ready to go in the fall.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency.  DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, PATCO and the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal.  The DRPA also owns the RiverLink Ferry.

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