Calgary Herald

Name sought for transit smart card


London has the Oyster smart card, Montrealer­s use the Opus, Vancouver is getting the Compass . . . and Calgary Transit is letting the public decide what our prairie Oyster will be called.

Next June, the city will join the dozens of transit cities in which fare-payers tap smart cards against an electronic reader to ride buses or trains.

A contest launched Monday at calgarytra­ asks for names for Calgary’s system. A committee will select three finalists, and the public will get to elect the winning name in July.

The winner gets six free months of transit passes.

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