Paragon ID supports the Los Angeles Metro’s LIFE program

Paragon ID supports Los Angeles Metro's LIFE program
  • Provision of contactless transport cards and encoding service for the LIFE program serving low income individuals
  • Continued development of the Transport activity in the USA

Paragon ID is pleased to have been able to support Los Angeles Metro (USA) for the supply of transport smartcards for the LIFE program.

The company was chosen by Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) – to supply their requirements for transportation cards. As part of this contract, Paragon ID was awarded the supply of cards and encoding services for the Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program supporting low income population in the Los Angeles area.

The solution is well suited to the current pandemic situation, addressing sanitary concerns by using contactless technology and optimizing costs with a paper-based card.

Implemented by LA Metro, the LIFE program allows low income individuals to travel at reduced fare on the Metro Transit network.


Konstantinos Lagios, CCO at Paragon ID, says:

"We are proud to be working with LA Metro. It is a prestigious client for whom we have been able to demonstrate our full capacity for personalized services and secure encoding at our American site, which has received security approval from the federal government. "
In North America, Paragon ID's smart cities solutions already facilitate the daily mobility of public transport users in many cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, Mexico City, New York, Orlando Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Vancouver.

As well as tickets, smartcards and associated secure services, the company has also developed mobile ticketing and open payment solutions. This allows many transport authorities to implement contactless technology, which has become instrumental to help with access control challenges during the Covid-19 crisis.