News Tagged With: fare-collection
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August 26, 2014

TriMet, GlobeSherpa, INIT partner for eFare system

Designed to incorporate leading edge electronic payment technologies to make travel on transit more convenient for customers, the system will provide the region’s transit agencies with a more efficient and secure fare collection platform.


August 1, 2014

Is it time for public transportation to be free?

A story in Salon says it is time, citing a recent move in Paris and in other cities around the world, as well as issues at some U.S. transit agencies in recouping enough funding through fares.


June 13, 2014

Wash. agency switching fare collection to decrease fraud

The magnetic strip technology would require the replacement of all fareboxes, many of which are more than 20 years old. The agency plans to pay for it with a $2 million federal grant.


May 28, 2014

Virginia Railway taps GlobeSherpa for mobile ticketing

When the new ticket system launches, customers will be able to purchase and use commuter rail tickets with just a few clicks on their smartphone.


May 14, 2014

SPX Genfare, developer partner for mobile payment ticketing

Has entered into an agreement with CooCoo, a Huntington, N.Y.-based developer of innovative mobile software to provide a comprehensive mobile payment ticketing solution to the transportation industry.


March 27, 2014

TriMet taps INIT for $30M electronic fare system

Will provide a variety of payment options: transit-only smart card, contactless bank card and a smartphone with Near Field Communications. The transit agency expects the new system to begin serving the Portland metropolitan area in 2017.


March 13, 2014

Will high-tech transit fares leave too many riders behind?

An Atlantic Cities article asks whether mobile ticketing apps make transit systems less accessible to people who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.


February 26, 2014

Musician aims to make fare collection 'beep' sound more pleasant

James Murphy, frontman of the now-defunct LCD Soundsystem, has launched Subway Symphony, a proposed project intended to replace the “unpleasant beep” heard when riders swipe their MetroCard with a more soothing sound.


February 18, 2014

INIT, Bytemark equip CapMetro with mobile ticketing

The mobile tickets incorporate a QR Code which can be read by INIT’s PROXmobil2 readers installed on the new MetroRapid BRT buses.


February 12, 2014

London Underground unions suspend strike

Will continue to discuss halting proposed staff cuts. The cuts are part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to remove ticket booths and place more staff members on platforms and concourses as riders switch to paying fares with Oyster cards that open gates automatically.


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