REPORT OF THE REGIONAL TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE METRO FARE SYSTEM

This report was prepared by a task force directed to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the existing fare collection equipment and the present fare structure, including their impact on transit riders and jurisdictions, and to consider other collection systems and fare structures including those using turnstiles. The findings of the task force are summarized. These findings relate to the following areas: capital, operating and maintenance costs; adaptability to a mileage-based fare structure; interface capability between Metrobus and Metrorail, flexibility of the system, susceptibility to abuse, subsidy formulae, distribution of revenues, equity among jurisdictions, effect of fare collection system on patronage and rider attitude, and ability to serve Metrorail beyond the 101-mile system. Details are given of the alternative evaluation criteria and assumptions, the evaluation of alternative fare collection systems, as well as other considerations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    600 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM