The RUSA Board has approved allowing electronic devices to be used to provide proof of passage on RUSA Permanent rides, subject to certain requirements, and so long as both the perm owner and the rider agree.
Traditional validation - receipts, info controls, etc. - are always acceptable. Details in the Rules for Permanent Riders and Rules for Permanent Route Owners. We hope this will provide a convenient alternative for those riders and route owners interested in using it.
If you have questions after reading the rules, you can submit them to EPP@RUSA.org.