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Published August 27, 2010, 10:00 PM

New Transit Swipe Card System

Making riding the bus easier for both riders and drivers in Greater Grand Forks.

A new transit card system is making riding the bus easier for both riders and drivers in Greater Grand Forks.

Bergman says since the new system started, more people have been using it and everything has been running more smoothly.

A person buys a card, and when it is put into the machine it lets the person know the time, date and how many rides are left on the card.

Officials say the system hasn't been updated since the 1970's and they are excited to have a new one.

"It's much faster, the old system was very slow. It slowed down our routes, slowed down passengers boarding and deboarding on the bus, and now this new system is much quicker." transportation superintendent Dale Bergman said.

Bergman says since the new system started, more people have been using it and everything has been running more smoothly.

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