The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) awarded INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc. with the contract to update and modernize their existing fare collection system. The system will be comprised of 155 new Ticket Vending Devices (TVDs), seven Ticket Office Machines, and a core back-office account-based system. The new TVDs will accept both cash and cashless transactions.
Metrolink contracted INIT to build a fare system that will allow the agency to integrate with third-party systems today, while planning for prospective enhancements in the future. INIT was chosen to replace Metrolink’s legacy TVDs, thereby helping them reduce capital and ongoing operating costs while maintaining the current TVDs.
The new fare system is expected to improve the authority’s operational efficiency and fiscal sustainability, while simplifying fare purchases for riders and increasing ticket issuance speed.
“INIT is very excited about partnering with Metrolink to bring a modernized fare system to Los Angeles,” says INIT CEO Roland Staib. “The TVD’s will bring unique benefits to the agency in terms of greater efficiency and lower operating costs, while enhancing the passenger experience in getting around their city.”