Test under way on feasibility of using Western Card as bus pass
Western Student Transportation, the Western Card office and WTA are conducting a functionality test of the Western Card as bus pass during winter quarter. During the test, a group of students and staff will use specially encoded Western cards that also function as Viking Xpress bus passes.
The purpose of the test is to evaluate feasibility of adding bus pass functionality to the Western card. The test is anticipated to run from Jan. 19 through Feb. 22. Participating students were selected by an application process that ran for a month beginning in early December.
Combining the student Viking Xpress bus Pass with the Western Card has been a priority for the student transportation program since its implementation in fall 2007.