replacement passport process
A “smart” transit card is a fare card that contains a computer chip and is used for travel on public transit subways, busses and trains in a city. Transit operators worldwide have been replacing the traditional magnetic stripe technology on transit cards with contactless smart card chip technology, which is far more fraud resistant. Contactless means you do not have to insert your card into a reader in order to pay your bus or subway fare. You tap the card on the metro gate or bus fare box to pay. The chip stores the money available for transit fare purchases.