Difference between revisions of "Off-vehicle fare payment"

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<blockquote>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.<ref>[http://www.fta.dot.gov/12351_4362.html|"Fare Collection." FTA.]</ref></blockquote>
 
<blockquote>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.<ref>[http://www.fta.dot.gov/12351_4362.html|"Fare Collection." FTA.]</ref></blockquote>
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Off-vehicle fare payment is one of many strategies relating to boarding and alighting that can decrease end-to-end run time, and thus save money on operations.
  
 
==Costs==
 
==Costs==

Revision as of 22:43, 1 March 2012

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]

Off-vehicle fare payment is one of many strategies relating to boarding and alighting that can decrease end-to-end run time, and thus save money on operations.

Costs

Off-vehicle fare payment may require additional vending machines at transit station stops. Thus, such a system may only be practical on corridors with very high numbers of boardings.

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