Ventura/Lompoc Smart Card Demonstration Evaluation: Final Report Volume 1 Technical Performance, User Response, and Institutional Analysis

This report presents evaluation results for the Smart Card Phase III Field Demonstration which took place in Ventura County, California. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate the feasibility of using smart cards and other technologies for providing an integrated fare medium that could be used across several transit operators. FareTrans VMS, an integrated fare transaction and vehicle management/monitoring system, was the technology used in the project. The primary components of the system included: smart passenger fare cards, fare transaction hardware and software, automatic passenger counters, a geo-positioning system, and related communications hardware and software. The evaluation addressed technical performance, user response, and institutional issues. Although deployment problems were extensive, the FareTrans VMS ultimately became a permanent part of transit operations.

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    • Publication Date: 1999 California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Berkeley CA
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    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Giuliano, Genevieve
    • Moore, James Elliott
    • Golob, Jacqueline M
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 270 p. in various pagings
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  • Accession Number: 00796682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PRR-99-30
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2000 12:00AM