However, if you are paying somewhere where there is no sales clerk, like at a gas pump or parking meter, many machines only accept EMV smart chip cards.
A smart transit fare payment card is one based on contactless smart card technology. It replaces the magnetic stripe found on traditional paper tickets to keep track of the fare value and other information stored your card.
On Wednesday, Google introduces Latitude, a tool to track your friends' locales, via the Web and smartphones, such as Blackberry, Google Android, Windows Mobile and Nokia. It doesn't work with the iPhone yet, but that's coming soon, says Google product manager Steve Lee.