Off-vehicle fare payment

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Benefits

Off-vehicle fare payment dramatically speeds up boarding, by eliminating time-intensive payment process and allowing for boarding at all doors. The Federal Transit Administration notes:

Moving all fare collection off the bus offers the greatest potential for reducing dwell time. Not only is fare payment time reduced to zero, but all doors of the bus can be used for both loading and unloading.[1]

Costs

  • May require additional vending machines, and so may only be practical on high capacity corridors

Notes