News Tagged With: fare-collection
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October 13, 2014

SPX Genfare’s Fast Fare is Complete Fare Collection System

Within the Fast Fare line, the Fast Fare-e offers all of the highlights of the Fast Fare in a smaller, sleek and versatile form designed to work in cooperation with the Fast Fare or as a singular product in a streetcar, paratransit vehicle, bus, train and much more.


September 2, 2014

Valley Metro lowers fare vending machines for accessibility

The adaptation was prompted by a Phoenix councilmember after a local veteran in a mobility device asked her for assistance in purchasing a transit pass.


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.


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