Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SA-46. Mobile Fare APPs Business Models

Five different business models for mobile fare payment apps are examined, as the world of apps used by transit agencies in the United States and Canada continues to steadily grow. The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Synthesis 148: Business Models for Mobile Fare Apps documents current practices and experiences of transit agencies that offer mobile fare payment applications to transit riders. The report includes case examples from six cities: Santa Monica, Denver, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, and Ontario, Canada.


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

    Project J-07, Topic SA-46

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    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:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Brakewood, Candace

  • Start Date: 20180928
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200429
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200429

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01673592
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SA-46
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2018 3:03PM