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.
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
Jon Orcutt, Director of Advocacy & Communications, TransitCenter