Changi Airport among the first to accept CEPAS cards
1. Motorists will now enjoy greater convenience with 42 Electronic Parking System (EPS) car parks upgraded to accept CEPAS-compliant cards for parking payments. These EPS car parks use the in-vehicle unit (IU) for payment of parking charges. CEPAS is a national standard launched in May 2006 for contactless stored-value cards. (Please refer to Annex A for list of EPS car parks that can accept CEPAS-compliant cards)
2. By mid-2011, another 179 car parks, making up a total of 221 such car parks - or 74% - will be able to accept CEPAS cards for parking payments as upgrading works to enable these car parks to support the CEPAS standard are progressively completed. (List of EPS car parks being upgraded to accept CEPAS-compliant cards is available in Annex B)
3. Dr Chin Kian Keong, Group Director for Transportation and Ticketing Technology, Land Transport Authority (LTA) said, "Since September last year, LTA has been working with EPS car park owners on their wish to upgrade their car parks. We have now more than 220 car parks committed to upgrade their EPS systems, and we hope more will join in. When upgraded, and these are being done progressively since early this year, motorists with cars fitted with the dual-mode IU can benefit from the added convenience at these car parks."
4. EPS car parks that are upgraded can accept any CEPAS cards including the CEPAS-compliant ez-link card and CEPAS-compliant NETS FlashPay card, on top of the existing NETS CashCard for parking payments when used with the dual-mode IU. This provides motorists with more card choices for their parking payments.
5. Prominent CEPAS signs to be displayed at the car park's entry and exit points, as well as on card readers within the car park to help motorists identify EPS car parks that can accept CEPAS cards.
6. Motorists can also go online from 10 September 2010 at www.onemotoring.com.sg to check for car parks that can accept CEPAS cards or access MyTransport.SG (mytransport.sg) from end September 2010, if using a wi-fi or GPRS-enabled mobile device. Motorists using MyTransport.SG can simply type and bookmark the url address on their mobile phone to access the site and check the Parking Guide application. The applications are free, data charges apply.
Annex A: EPS car parks that can accept CEPAS-compliant cards