As the smart cards are widely spread one might expect that their historical data records have also been exploited heavily for transportation planning. This appears tough for many operators not yet to be the case. Imai et al. (2012) conducted a survey among 66 Japanese operators asking them about the purposes they use the smart card data for. The results are shown in Figure 1. One can see that many operators do not utilize the smart data card for transport planning purposes at all. From those who use the data, the majority uses them only for some simple collective analysis or for reporting purposes. This situation is probably not unique to Japan and also in other countries it will be often only large, or a few innovative, transport operators that have enough resources to dedicate themselves to the analysis of the vast amount of data that they obtain from the smart cards.