PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT METHODS AND RESULTS FOR TRANSIT AUTOMATIC FARE COLLECTION EQUIPMENT

Performance assessment methods and results for transit automatic fare collection (AFC) equipment are presented. The methods developed are based on the experience gained from a series of performance assessments conducted at eight U.S. and three foreign transit systems. The methods are intended to assist rail transit systems in their assessment of equipment, promote uniformity in applications, improve communications between companies, and help achieve a better understanding of problems and issues. The development effort has been conducted as part of the UMTA Rail Transit Fare Collection Project, the overall goal of which is to aid in the development of improved AFC systems for rail transit. The expected benefits from the project include improved operating efficiency and reduced labor and maintenance costs at the transit systems. In this source document for assessment methodology key AFC terms and concepts are defined, and performance methods as well as the results of the systems assessments and industry AFC contract specifications are presented and discussed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 17-24
  • Monograph Title: Trends in transit marketing and fare policy
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309037549
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM