Following a recent speech from President Barack Obama, a White House official addressed the need to maintain secure identification standards of the country’s green card policy.
ID News Archive for July, 2010
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will soon receive its first one million smartcards as part of a transit upgrade program.
Translink Ulsterbus in Bangor, United Kingdom is encouraging its passengers to start using smartcards to pay their fares, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
As part of an upgrade to bus travel in the Willoughby, Ohio area, smartcards will be made available to commuters on the bus lines operated by Laketran, according to a report from the News-Herald.
Travelers visiting Slovenia will be given smartcards for tourist needs as part of a program that was launched earlier this week.
A Lebanese university has recently updated its student ID cards to include multiple functions for access and payment.
Ferry authorities at Hokianga Harbour in New Zealand have proposed a plastic ID card program to facilitate payment methods for regular travelers, according to the Northern Advocate.
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington will use recently received federal grant money to develop a plastic ID card system for its members, according to the Wenatchee World.
A coffee shop chain in the UK has recently begun a smartcard contactless program to modernize its payment systems.
In response to Wal-Mart’s recently released RFID technology for scanning product barcodes, privacy advocates have been expressing concern about ID card security while entering the stores, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.