March 5, 2012 9 Comments
As Metro begins moving toward a locked-turnstile system on its rail lines, TAP cards are going to be even more important. It’s going to be in Metro’s best interest to convince users to make the switch from paper tickets to TAP, and it’s going to be in the users’ best interests to do so. Still, there are a few things that can make TAP cards even better. They call them “smart,” but right now there’s not a lot smart about the cards, so here’s how I think the system can be improved: Make them automatically convert to 1-day, 7-day, and 20-day passes when the card’s use hits a certain price threshold.