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Charlie Card – MBTA (Boston, MA)

Replacing the most iconic card-based fare collection systems in the North America with the latest in account-based fare collection technology requires extraordinary attention to detail. MBTA is forging ahead with a new open- and closed-loop payment system that will shift full operations to their selected AFC vendor, while maintaining tight fiscal controls over the revenue. The system will accept MIFARE-based cards, contactless EMV, mobile wallets and a robust, fully auditable integrated financial management, clearing and settlement system, giving the oldest subway system in the United States the latest in features and functionality.

Period of Performance: March 2019 to Present

Project Responsibilities

  • Revenue Assurance
  • Support Third-Party Integration
  • Business Rules Implementation Support
  • Mobile App Design Review
  • Card Reader Inspection and Testing
  • Structured Risk Analysis
  • Penetration Testing
  • Financial Management and Controls
  • Project Quality Assessment
  • Strategic Guidance

Key Accomplishments

  • Revenue Assurance Review
  • Design Review Underway
  • Information Security Review Underway
References available upon request.