Fare Payment Systems In PublicTransit   

Some American transit agencies are deploying new fare payment systems, including open 3 payments and mobile payments. Other transit authorities want to understand how and why these 4 agencies are implementing new fare collection systems

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Island Transit likely to begin collecting fares starting 2016

Ken Riley, maintenance manager for Island Transit, demonstrates a fare box on a bus. Nine cash-only fare boxes were donated to IT by Skagit Transit, but the decision hasn’t been made to install them on buses yet Readmore.

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New or young companies on the frontline of solving problems are under-utilized by governments facing bigger challenges when bidding for government contracts than older incumbent businesses that too often have lost their dynamism. While most governments still choose to debate “fair small business procurement targets,” some are starting to focus on how to reduce the barriers for those talent rich new businesses.

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American Public Transportation Association:

members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient, and economical transit services and products. More than ninety percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada are served by APTA member systems. APTA’s member organizations – both public and private – build, operate, and maintain the nation’s public transportation systems.  


The company’s history stretches back to the 1880s with the invention of the first farebox. Over the years, Genfare has experienced a myriad of product releases, name changes, and headquarter changes but has remained the willing and caring innovator it has always been. With new goals and solutions, Genfare is ready to move forward and keep evolving as a leader in the transportation industry.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association:

NEMA, created in the fall of 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.

Control Engineering:

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