Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SA-37. Multi-agency Electronic Fare Payment Systems

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 125: Multiagency Electronic Fare Payment Systems describes the current practice, challenges, and benefits of utilizing electronic fare payment systems (EFPS), such as smart cards. This synthesis reviews current systems and identifies their major challenges and benefits; describes the use of electronic fare systems in multimodal, multiagency environments; and reviews next-generation approaches through existing implementation case examples. The report is published at


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic SA-37

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Garcia-Colberg, Mariela

  • Performing Organizations:

    Go Systems and Solutions, LLC

    Boston, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Okunieff, Polly

  • Start Date: 20151101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170328
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170328
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39775

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566086
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SA-37
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2015 1:01AM