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    Traditional Student ID Cards of Colleges, Universities, and Public and Private Senior High Schools in Kaohsiung City to Be Replaced with Digital Ones from 2020 Print
    • Publishing Date:2020-10-08~2020-11-30
    • Update Time:2020-10-05 15:31
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    • Publishing Unit:Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung City Governmen

    【Kaohsiung News】To provide college, university, and senior high school students in Kaohsiung City a safe, smooth, and convenient public transportation environment, the Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government implemented a digital student ID card project for colleges, universities, and senior high schools in Kaohsiung. The project integrates an electronic ticketing function into student ID cards, with an estimated 60,000 cards to be issued this year. Students are encouraged to use the multifunctional card when taking public transportation systems, which help reduce the risk of traffic accidents.
            To increase students and the younger generation’s willingness to commute or travel by public transportation means, the Transportation Bureau applied to the Directorate General of Highways, MOTC for a subsidy to implement the digital student ID card project that targets 16 colleges and universities, 1 seminary, and 19 public and private senior high schools in Kaohsiung City. Students who newly enter or transfer to one of the schools in the academic year 2020 are entitled to receive digital student ID cards that combine the e-ticketing function and get discounts on various public transportation modes. The project is to encourage students to use public transportation in hopes of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and traffic accidents.
           The Director-General of the Transportation Bureau Chang Shu-Chuan pointed out that an estimated 60,000 digital student ID cards will be issued. The digital card is a student ID that students can use to enter dormitories and parking lots, borrow books from libraries, pay administration fees, and make payments in cafeterias and stores in schools. The card can also be used to pay for services of public transportation systems, including MRT, LRT, buses, and public bikes (YouBike, iBike, Pbike, and T-Bike), as well as parking fees. Various places also accept this card, such as four major convenience stores, namely 7-11, FamilyMart, Hi-Life, and OK Mart. Moreover, students who are encouraged to use public transportation can link MeNGo monthly pass, a service of Kaohsiung City’s Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Project, to their student ID cards and get discounts on fares when transferring one transportation mode to another.
           The Transportation Bureau stated that iPASS Corporation is commissioned to make digital student ID cards for college, university, and senior high school students of the 2020 academic year. An applying school has to compile student lists and submits them to iPASS Corporation. The company will make the digital cards according to the lists and then deliver them to the school. The student ID cards are name-based, so holders are eligible for a refund of the remaining balance if they report a loss. Schools are welcome to call iPASS Corporation for more information about applying for digital student ID cards (Tel: (07)793-3000, ext. 225: Ms. Jhang, ext. 521: Mr. Siao).
    (Unit in charge: Transportation Supervision Division; Division Chief: Li Ci-Cing, 0963-599-596)

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