News Tagged With: fare-collection
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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.


February 11, 2014

NICE, Masabi partner for mobile ticketing

Agency will become among the first U.S. bus transit system to offer smartphone ticketing to its customers, featuring smartphone payment apps for both iPhone and Android.


February 4, 2014

London bus drivers to stop taking cash fares

Ninety-nine percent of riders use Oyster fare cards, pre-paid tickets, contactless payment cards or concession tickets instead of currency. Cash payments cost £24 million a year and removing the option would create “significant” savings, transportation officials say.


January 22, 2014

SPX Genfare to upgrade VIA fare collection system

Will replace a 20-year-old system with Genfare’s newest electronic fare media collection and data management technology for a better and more convenient transit experience.


December 19, 2013

TTC subway 'guards,' collectors on verge of obsolescence

A plan to begin testing single-operator subway trains next year marks the beginning of the end of the guard position (the second operator).


December 12, 2013

AC Transit to streamline fares

Canceled a fare increase planned for this summer. The agency opted to eliminate paper transfers, institute a Day Pass and offer local discounts for Clipper Card users instead.


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