IT'S ALL IN THE CARDS - THE POTENTIAL OF SMART TRANSIT FARE COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES
Technological advances in fare collection beyond the traditional tickets and tokens have allowed transit authorities worldwide to introduce new systems that can more effectively meet those customer needs. For instance, it has been more than two decades since magnetic tickets and cards have been used in the transit environment. More promising for transit is the advent of smart card technology. This paper reviews some of the variations available and the advantages to be gained from introducing this technology to transit systems, customers, drivers and society.
Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)Ottawa, Ontario Canada
- Rosen, M S
- 1995 TAC Annual Conference Proceedings. Volume 5 - Transportation Technology, Urban Transportation and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Sessions
- Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
- Date: 1995-10-22 to 1995-10-25
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Fare collection; Magnetic farecards; Public transit; Smart cards
- Uncontrolled Terms: Magnetic cards; Transit services
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00720527
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Apr 17 1996 12:00AM