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Transportation Council

The Secure Technology 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.

Download description of Council mission, activities and membership.

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

Transportation Council officers are:

  • Chair: Jerry Kane, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
  • Vice Chair – Transit: Tina Morch-Pierre, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
  • Vice Chair – Tolling: Carol Kuester, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA)

The Council is managed by a steering committee that includes a broad spectrum of leaders from the transportation, financial services and smart card industries. Current steering committee members include:

  • Francois Baylot, Thales
  • Jeff Beach, Visa
  • David Bibby, Discover Financial Services
  • Patrick Comiskey, NXP Semiconductors
  • Jennifer Dogin, Mastercard
  • Greg Garback, WMATA (emeritus chair)
  • Jamie Geleynse, G+D Mobile Security
  • Kathy Imperatore, PATCO
  • Jerry Kane, SEPTA
  • Carol Kuester, MTC and BATA
  • Rhonda Marx, American Express
  • Tina Morch-Pierre, DART
  • Eric Reese, Scheidt & Bachmann
  • Craig Roberts, InComm (emeritus chair)

Council Membership

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

The Secure Technology 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.

Secure Technology Alliance members who are participating in the Transportation Council include:

  • ABCorp
  • ACI Worldwide
  • American Express
  • Benefit Resource, Inc.
  • Burden Consulting Ltd
  • CardTek USA
  • Clear2Pay
  • CPI Card Group
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
  • Discover Financial Services
  • FIME
  • First Data Corporation
  • G+D Mobile Security
  • Gemalto
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation
  • Invoke Technologies
  • Jacobs CH2M
  • KONA I Co., Ltd.
  • Lenel
  • Mastercard
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Port Authority of NY/NJ
  • Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO)
  • Quadagno & Associates
  • Rambus
  • San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
  • Scheidt & Bachmann USA
  • Secure Element Solutions LLC
  • Servired, Sociedad Española de Medios de Pago, S.A.
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)STMicroelectronics
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Thales
  • Tri County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Transportation/Volpe Center
  • Utah Transit Authority
  • Verifone
  • Visa Inc.
  • Vix Technology
  • Wells Fargo
  • XTec, Incorporated

Transportation Council participation is open to any Secure Technology Alliance member who wishes to contribute to the Council projects.

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 [email protected] or via telephone at (800) 556-6828.