Regional Rail On-Board Electronic Payment Project

The goal was to develop a non‐proprietary and plug‐in‐and‐play multi‐modal transport payment (i.e., cash, credit card, passes, and more importantly the contactless smartcard) portable solution. This project focused on developing an open architecture and prototype design with a commercial‐off‐the‐shelf (COTS) product for a handheld, contactless, smartcard‐based unit for the mass transit and regional rail systems. The system was extended from Temple University’s senior design project research efforts and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA’s) in house backend database improvement on the project. The system has been demonstrated with effective applicability, usability and durability for today’s transit systems.

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    Temple University

    1801 N Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19122

    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

    1234 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19107

    Federal Transit Administration

    Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kane, Gerald J
    • Bai, Li
  • Publication Date: 2009-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01151111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-PA-26-7264-2009.01
  • Contract Numbers: PA-26-7264
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 23 2010 12:50PM