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    Arubus Smart Cards

    was just reading yesterday's Morning News and it states that starting soon Smart Cards will be required on all public Arubus buses. you will need a photo id with this card which will be similar to a ATM card, can be recharged and valid for 2 years. i hope they open more places for visitors to obtain this card for more convenience as the buses are a great way to get to places around ARUBA. Of course I'm sure this is only for the public buses and not the smaller privately owned buses which are also used.

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    Does anyone know where we can get the card?

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    Good question. If the article has given complete information, looks like more business for Taxi's. How many tourists, who usually only stay a week or two, are going to stop and have a picture ID card made for the bus? Very often, we take the bus to dinner and taxi back. Same with the grocery stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosby View Post
    Good question. If the article has given complete information, looks like more business for Taxi's. How many tourists, who usually only stay a week or two, are going to stop and have a picture ID card made for the bus? Very often, we take the bus to dinner and taxi back. Same with the grocery stores.
    Crosby...with as much as most of us LOVE aruba, having a official legit "ID" card with our face on it might be a cool keepsake

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    At least here in Curitiba you can use both cards and cash, and we've been using smart cards for more than 10 years.

    My guess is that, once you figure out how to get smart cards running in your bus system, it's easy to get to the next step: having smart cards valid for 3, 5, 7, 10 etc. days or good for a certain number of bus trips, which are the best choice for tourists.

    All the best from Brazil

    Marcio

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