All Aboard! Easier Transit Travel with Standardized Payments

This research will examine the potential for the adoption of a standardized fare payment system throughout California’s transit operators; to better serve their customers and provide seamless trip-planning and payment. This study addresses the Caltrans goal of Exploring Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for reducing friction in fare payments. This project will investigate the challenges faced by California’s rural and urban transit agencies and operators in the adoption of DLT for fare payments. Challenges with cash payments and the growing abilities of digital payments have led to growing interest in DLT and integrated payments in the future of California’s public transit. This will require transitioning over 350 transit agencies operating in the state to coordinated fare payment systems. There is a huge diversity among transit agencies in California, and as such, these agencies face different challenges and to different degrees, when considering the adoption of DLT, as well as participation in the California Integrated Travel Project (Cal-ITP).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $109506
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 065

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    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

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  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

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pike, Susan

  • Start Date: 20211001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01784162
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 065
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2021 2:18PM