MARTA Vending Machines Working Again
The transit agency's Breeze Card vendor has fixed software problems that wouldn't allow purchases with debit or credit cards.
Buying Breeze cards or reloading them should be much easier now, as the vendor that designed and maintained the system has fixed a glitch that for a time restricted purchases to cash.
The MARTA Breeze fare system is again accepting customers’ debit cards – as well as credit cards and cash – after a software upgrade problem has been fixed, the transit agency announced in a news release today.
Cubic, the San Diego-based technology vendor that designed, produced and maintains the Breeze fare collection system, has worked with MARTA to fix the problems that started during Labor Day weekend., attributed the malfunction to an upgrade mandated by credit and debit institutions to protect consumers, which was already underway.
“The problems came about as changes were being made to the Breeze payment systems, which were necessary in order to comply with the latest security standards from the credit and debit card industry, the Data Security Standards from the PCI Security Council,” said Richard Wunderle, senior vice-president and general manager, Cubic Transportation Systems’ North America operations in a statement.
MARTA and Cubic have been operating the Breeze system for six years. Customers with questions can Email MARTA’s Customer Service Center or call 404 848-5000.