Upgrades Good for Operators, Riders

This article examines how two cities, Cleveland and Nashville, have upgraded their fare collection systems. The results benefit customers, drivers, and provide far more accurate data on ridership patterns. Cleveland’s Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) offers light rail, paratransit, heavy rail, and a downtown trolley-bus system. The agency recently installed GFI-Genfare’s Odyssey fare box, which features a magnetic card swipe reader as well as a smart card reader, which the agency hopes to use in the future. The agency is also planning to install new ticket vending machines. Nashville’s Metro Transit Authority (MTA) moves 8.5 million riders annually aboard 137 buses and 62 transit vans. Its new fare system will accept credit card payments, which speeds boarding and also has been a boon to the disabled passengers who use the agency’s paratransit vans.

  • Authors:
    • Schlosser, Nicole
  • Publication Date: 2008-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 40, 42, 44-45
  • Serial:
    • Metro Magazine
    • Volume: 104
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Metro Magazine

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01091142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2008 1:29PM