SELF-SERVICE FARE COLLECTION. VOLUME I: REVIEW AND SUMMARY

Interest in the European system of fare collection for urban transit broadly known as Self-Service Fare Collection (SSFC) has been growing in the U.S. The European experience indicates that SSFC promotes greater operating efficiency and improved service delivery. The common features of SSFC--self-monitoring, fare payment, receipts, ticket inspection and penalties--represent substantial departures from the current operating procedures and existing legal powers of U.S. transit systems. This 4-volume study discusses the European SSFC system and the relative merits of the alternative approaches to self-service with respect to their application in the United States. Volume I of this study describes the European approach to and rationale for self-service fare collection; documents the experience European transit systems have had with using and enforcing these procedures; and discusses the relative merits of the alternative approaches to self-service with respect to their application in the United States.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB80-132269. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E13, PB80-132244.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Metrek Division, 1820 Dolley Madison Boulveard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Deibel, L E
    • Stern, S
    • Strickland, L R
    • Sulek, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-79W00087-01, UMTA-VA-06-0049-79-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-800047
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM