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Additional Reading
==Additional Reading==
Iseki, Hiroyuki, Alexander Demisch, Brian D. Taylor, and Allison C. Yoh. [[media:Evaluating_Smart_Cards.pdf|“Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Transit Smart Cards.”]] 2008.
: This study examines the cost-benefit analysis strategies of three transit agencies prior to implementation of smart card systems for fare payment. It was produced through the University of California's PATH program, in cooperation with the State of California Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency, the California Department of Transportation, and the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The systems studied are the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
 
 
Federal Highway Administration. [http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/13479.html "Ventura County Fare Integration: A Case Study; Promoting Seamless Regional Fare Coordination."] 2001.
: This report by the Federal Highway Administration is a case study of Ventura County, California's transition to using several [Intelligent Transportation Systems], including contactless fare cards, or smart cards. The report includes a description of the lessons learned from this multi-jurisdictional transition. Most importantly, the report outlines the institutional needs, the technical requirements, the methods for gaining customer acceptance, as well as the things the agencies involved could have done differently to make the program more successful.
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