DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN AUTOMATIC CREDIT CARD FARE COLLECTION SYSTEM

The concept of an automatic fare collection system that accepts bank credit cards for payment of fares is examined. The fare collection system is composed of two major sub-systems. The on-vehicle system includes all fare-related activities conducted inside the vehicle. The off-vehicle system is all fare-related activities that are separated from user transactions in the vehicle, by time and space. There are four areas of interest in the design of the off-vehicle system. The fare structure of the transit system is one determining factor in the system design. The needs of management for data, in addition to that required for computation of user fares, is also an important consideration. The data processing system uses data inputs from the on-vehicle system to generate management reports. Lastly, billing involves the generation of billing information on magnetic computer tapes which are then delivered to the respective banks for customer billing. Various possible configurations of on-vehicle hardware are studied.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford University

    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Stanford, CA  USA  94305

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Buckley, R F
    • Carlson, R C
    • Jucker, J V
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR-16, UMTA-CA-11-0008
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2003 12:00AM