College Discount ¶
We have another potential transit discount use case, which is for students/faculty/staff from the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) area. We will be taking the existing program where students from certain schools ride free, expanding it to faculty and staff in some cases, and allowing those riders to enroll their contactless bank (credit/debit) cards for half-price (50%) discounts during fall and winter breaks.
Here’s a clickable prototype showing the planned flow, having users enroll via their college’s single sign-on (SSO) system:
Here’s what will happen behind the scenes in a success flow:
sequenceDiagram actor rider participant Benefits as Benefits app participant IdG as Identity Gateway participant SSO participant Littlepay rider->>Benefits: visits site Benefits-->>IdG: redirected to sign in IdG-->>SSO: redirected to sign in rider->>SSO: enters credentials SSO-->>IdG: user attributes IdG-->>Benefits: user attributes Benefits-->>Littlepay: enrollment start rider->>Littlepay: enters payment card details Littlepay-->>Benefits: enrollment complete
The plan is to determine whether the rider is eligible via SAML attributes and/or membership in a group on the college side.