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
Jon Orcutt, Director of Advocacy & Communications, TransitCenter