Future Fares: how transit riders can benefit after the MetroCard

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is in the process of selecting a fare payment system to replace the aging MetroCard.  The new fare payment creates the potential to usher in the introduction of all-door bus boarding, a key transit operating reform that could help the city’s bus system reverse declining travel speeds, service and ridership.

TransitCenter hosted a panel of international experts on transit fare payment systems, with focus on cities that allow bus passengers to board through all bus doors.

Panelists:

Matthew Hudson, Head of Business Development, Transport for London

Christian Fjaer, Payment Solutions Officer, Ruter, Transit Agency of Oslo, Norway

Julie Kirschbaum, Operations Planning & Scheduling Manager, San Francisco Muni

David Block-Schachter, Chief Technology Officer, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Moderator:

Jon Orcutt, Director of Advocacy & Communications, TransitCenter

For more information on this event, check out our post on The Connection.