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Thales ticketing solution in operation in Mexico

Bus| March 18, 2011
This solution, specifically developed for separated bus lines, includes 100 percent automatic payments, entry barriers and the use of contactless cards.

Open Fare Payment Systems Convenient for Riders, Transit Systems

Bus| February 14, 2011
One of the benefits of letting riders pay fares using a smart card-based bank card is it allows the transit agency get out of the ticket business. However, costs are still a problem due to transaction fees charged by the banks offering them.
Bus| February 7, 2011

SEPTA to move to open fare payment

Riders will soon be able to pay for travel on trains, buses and trolleys using bank cards, mobile devices, and other emerging “smart” technologies. The board authorized a loan commitment agreement that will provide up to $175M in funding for the project and related improvements.
Rail| February 3, 2011

PATCO selects Cubic for open payment pilot

Technology will be integrated across PATCO’s 14-mile line, and will allow riders to pay fares with a debit or credit card. For the first half of the year-long pilot, Cubic’s banking partner will issue a branded reloadable prepaid card with a contactless interface. During the second half, riders can pay with any bank card containing a contactless chip.
Bus| February 2, 2011

Oregon transit system stops charging fares

A $2.75 transit operations fee added to single-family residential customers’ bill each month, passed by the Corvallis City Council, enabled the Corvallis Transit System to offer free rides.
Bus| January 27, 2011

Cubic to equip TransLink's fare payment, revenue systems

The base contract for $84 million includes the design, build and installation of the system, which will include new faregates, to be delivered by 2013. The contract includes a 10-year services contract valued at approximately $13 million per year as well as an option for five additional years of services.
Rail| January 18, 2011

Tri-Rail installing automated fare collection

The $14.8 million system will allow passengers to load cash or monthly passes on ATM-style cards.
Bus| January 18, 2011

San Diego area transit lowers fares, extends service

Implementing cheaper fares for Coaster trains and Breeze buses and extending Sprinter light rail service hours with late-night trains on weekends. Agency is trying to boost ridership by 5 percent over a span of 18 months.
Bus| December 30, 2010

D.C. Metro issues fare payment RFP

Seeking a fare system designed to process payments directly at the gate using technology like contactless, chip-enabled debit and credit cards, which banks are already distributing to customers; federal identification cards; or smart phones equipped with near-field communication capability; as well as existing SmarTrip cards, according to the agency.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Sound Transit sets flat fare for seniors, disabled

When new fares take effect at the beginning of the year, senior and disabled riders will pay a flat rate of $0.75 for one- and two-zone ST Express bus and all light rail trips.

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