European applications of self-service fare collection are typically supported by a variety of automated equipment to facilitate ticket purchase and validation by passengers and ticket sales by drivers and station attendants. This report describes the common hardware features employed by these ticket vending the validation devices and examines the general policy and hardware design trade-offs which need to be addressed by properties contemplating self-service implementation. Other volumes in this series cover various aspects of the self-service demonstration project being sponsored by the Office of Service and Methods Demonstrations, Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Volume I provides an overview of the European approach to the 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 alternative approaches to self-service and respect to their application in the U.S. Volume II summarizes the information obtained from a survey of European properties. Volume IV reviews the legal and labor issues associated with self-service fare collection. (UMTA)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
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  • Accession Number: 00310764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-80047
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1981 12:00AM