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Published on 03.31.2016 Travel cards have easily become one of the most convenient ways to pay for rides. As the video mentioned, it allows people to skip the ticket buying process where they first have to determine their destination and transfer, find out the fare prices, and then buy the appropriate ticket. It would be a nightmare for those people who have to take multiple routes to reach their final destination. Also, a transit card such as the IC one makes travelling less cumbersome because the machines used to process payment do so automatically. No more waiting in line to pay cash at a register or ticket booth. Cash that has already been loaded into the card is deducted automatically once it is scanned before the traveler enters the train. This allows the travelers to keep less cash on them, reducing the risk of lost or stolen money. Furthermore, transit cards could also help with managing the large commuter rush that exists in Japan’s subway area. Since the transit cards make the process of payment much faster, wait lines are reduced and people are able to move much more fluidly thus decreasing the rush. The function that allows travelers to obtain a replacement card if the one they have gets lost is very convenient but necessary as well. Losing a card or misplacing it would seem like a common occurrence which would cause disgruntlement if not for the fact that the cards can be replaced immediately, making the extra fee for that service worth it in the long run.