Survey on Status of Knowledge and Interest of Smartcard Fare Collection Systems Among US Transit Agencies

This study analyzes data collected from an online survey of U.S. transit agencies to gauge current levels of interest in smart card technologies; document the current status of smart card system adoption among transit agencies, the degree of planning and implementation, and levels of participation in interagency collaborations; and, examine factors common to agencies that have adopted smart card technology and those that have not. The authors found that the extent of consideration and adoption of smart card technology and interoperable systems varies by factors such as funding availability and partnerships with other operators for other ITS technologies. The perceptions of benefits, costs, and risks of smart card technologies vary by the extent of smart card system planning and implementation. These findings suggest that transit system managers are often uncertain about the benefits and costs, especially for complex interoperable systems.

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    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    McLaughlin Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Luskin Center for Innovation, The UCLA School of Public Affairs
    4371C School of Public Affairs Building
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90095

    California Department of Transportation

    Office of Research, P.O. Box 942873
    Sacramento, CA  United States  94273-0001
  • Authors:
    • Iseki, H
    • Yoh, Allison C
    • Taylor, Brian D
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 43p + appendices
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  • Accession Number: 01386622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PRR-2006-12
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 9:35PM