APTS Evaluation and Case Studies
The Electronification of Transit Fare Payments: Examining the Case for Partnerships between Payments Firms and Transit Agencies
Several of the nationís largest payment-card-issuing banks are working with public transit agencies to enable consumers to pay fares by using payment cards, and more such partnerships may be on the horizon. On April 23, 2009, the Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia hosted a workshop to discuss the potential adoption of electronic payments by transit agencies from the perspectives of several subject matter experts from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. James Lock, vice president and senior advisor, Treasury Services Global Advisory Solutions group; Jameson Troutman, strategy manager with Chase Card Services; and Krista Gallagher, from Chaseís retail banking team, attended the workshop. This paper looks at several electronic transit-fare payment models and the potential opportunities these models present to transit agencies and payments firms ó such as the opportunity for transit agencies to reduce costs and to operate a more efficient payments infrastructure or the opportunity for the payments industry to increase consumersí use of contactless payment technology. This paper also identifies significant obstacles to widespread adoption of systems that allow consumers to use their credit, debit, or prepaid cards to pay fares directly.
Intelligent Transportation Systems FY 2012 Program Update
This DRPT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Update builds upon DRPTís 2009, Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Plan which was developed to support the process of coordinating and promoting ITS deployment across the state. This plan supports DRPTís mission: to improve the mobility of people and goods while expanding transportation choices in the Commonwealth.
The objective of this project has been to establish a test bed for the evaluation and testing of innovative uses of Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS) data in multimodal corridors.
Regional ITS Architecture Guidance
This document is a guide for transportation professionals who are involved in the development, use, or maintenance of regional ITS architectures. The document describes a process for creating a regional ITS architecture with supporting examples of each architecture product. In its discussion of the uses of the regional ITS architecture, the document presents an approach for mainstreaming ITS into the transportation planning and project development processes .
Emerging Payments Industry Briefing
The paper begins by outlining the mass transit industryís evolution from cash-based to electronic payment systems, followed by a review of the contactless payment business models observed globally. The briefing then explores the economic considerations of introducing contactless ticketing solutions in the U.S. mass transit industry, focusing on the costs and benefits to transit agencies and other commercial stakeholders, as well as the barriers to and potential benefits of adoption by consumers. The final section concludes with current trends and future directions for implementing contactless transit payment solutions in the U.S.
Transit Payment Systems: A Case for Open Payments
This paper looks at the current trends in payment systems and the benefits they hold for transit authorities. Pilot programs are proving that the opportunity is there for cost saving, new revenue streams, improved customer convenience, easier integration with other transit modes and innovative partnerships.
EDAPTS Benefit/Cost Evaluation
This technical report summarizes the benefit/cost evaluation of the SLO Transit EDAPTS ITS system. It provides a detailed description of the methodologies and procedures used, as well as the research findings resulting from the evaluation effort.