Payment Integration for California’s Transit and Mobility Services

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores that California’s transit network is fractured and disjointed. Moving between cities on public transit, and in many cases within regions, requires moving between operators with different payment mediums and scheduling specifications. This is a major deterrent for riders, especially the most disadvantaged, to choose transit. Following the passage of 2004 legislation to establish integrated payments for California transit, the state initiated the California Integrated Travel Project (Cal-ITP) which developed a multi-phased approach for studying and implementing integrative solutions for transit. The goals of this seed grant include working with the Cal-ITP to identify the background concerns of transit agencies, to be evaluated through a future study that will focus on transit agency perspectives, capacity, and barriers with respect to the implementation of integrated travel. The study team will work with Cal-ITP to develop an outreach and research plan that addresses potential impacts, aligning with the outcomes of the recent market sounding efforts. This seed grant will include an evaluation of the potential strategies and programs to achieve the goals of Cal-ITP. The outcomes of this project will ensure that transit agency needs are addressed as these strategies are further evaluated and as the next phase of planning is set in motion.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $33699
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 047

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    D'Agostino, Mollie

    Pike, Susan

    Fleming, Kelly

  • Start Date: 20201001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01754111
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 047
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 1 2020 4:52PM