Automated Fare Collection (AFC)

Automated Fare Collection (AFC)

A modern Fare Payment System uses a combination of Smart Cards (TAP Card), Open Loop Fare Media (Credit Cards), NFC enabled Media (mostly smartphones), QR barcode media (smartphones, paper printouts), Bluetooth beacons and other combinations. As one of the premiere fare payment consulting team with over 15 successful implementations, we have successfully aided transit agencies with their electronic payment needs including systems assessment, feasibility assessment, specification development, strategic planning, regional collaboration, system procurement, project planning and implementation, quality assurance, testing and maintenance support. Our team has developed end-to-end fare payment systems and has implemented some of the most complex regional, inter-operable Fare Payment implementations. Below are a few sample projects:

Maryland MTA

Our consultants successfully helped the MTA with the assessment of the existing Fare Payment System, alternatives assessment and recommendation for a future system.

Palm Beach

Our consultants helped the agency with assessment of their current system, recommendation for future system, regional integration support and roadmap for future implementation.

VIA San Antonio

We helped VIA with vendor proposal analysis, contract negotiation, business processanalysis and project management services to VIA for fare payment system implementation.

Atlanta Regional Commission

Our team helped the Atlanta Regional Commission with Breeze Clearinghouse Audit and Internal Controls. The Breeze Clearinghouse is a revenue settlement system used to determine and settle revenue transactions to and due from the various Atlanta Regional Transit Partners.

SEPTA New Payments Technologies

Our consultants provided systems engineering and technology advisory services to SEPTA for their New Payments Technologies project. As part of this assessment, we provided a future roadmap including a Technology Plan and a Staffing Plan.

LA Metro TAP

Our consultants performed an assessment and technical specifications of the Regional TAP Support Center (RTSC) components for their TAP program including areas such as Call Center Operations, Reduced Fare Program, Employer Program, Third Party Vendor Network, Regional Operations, Clearing & Settlement, System Administration and Reporting Systems.

Atlanta Streetcar

Our team worked with Atlanta Streetcar for their specifications, vendor selection and implementation of the Mobile Ticketing Fare Payment System.

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

We helped the agency with successful roll out of their fare collection implementation (STAR Card), including a new Mobile Ticketing implementation.

Atlanta Streetcar

Our team worked with Atlanta Streetcar for their specifications, vendor selection and implementation of the Mobile Ticketing Fare Payment System.

MARTA

Our consultants helped MARTA with first 100% smartcard-based fare collection system with Breeze card in 2007.