BART has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to receive input on the agency’s approach to developing its next generation fare gates.
This RFEI is an opportunity for parties to share information on BART’s Next Generation Fare Gate Project and is designed to assess the potential benefits, challenges, and feasibility of alternatives.
The project aims to replace existing fare gates systemwide to improve customer experience, take advantage of new technology, and to reduce fare evasion. BART currently operates 50 transit stations with 715 fare gates. In recent years, the agency has undertaken several initiatives, including a design study, surveys, and pilots, to develop a path forward. This RFEI will assist BART in its next steps.
The RFEI provides details on BART’s preferred design and implementation approach as well as a preliminary scope of work. It asks firms to respond to several questions, including their experience with similar projects, availability of off-the-shelf solutions that meet BART’s requirements, and their fare gate features that deter fare evasion, among other topics. Answers to these questions will assist in completing BART’s assessment of alternatives.
Questions regarding the RFEI can be submitted to FareGatesRFEI@bart.gov until 4 p.m. PDT on Oct. 28, and responses to the RFEI can be submitted until 4 p.m. PDT on Dec. 4.