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On-board Transit Fare Management

Equipment Package: On-board Transit Fare Management

Description: This on-board equipment package supports fare collection using a standard fare card or other non-monetary fare medium and detects payment violations. Collected fare data are made available to the center.
Included In: BAT Fixed Route Transit Vehicles
CATA Fixed Route Transit Vehicles
GATRA Fixed Route Transit Vehicles
Local City/Town Shuttle Service Vehicles
LRTA Fixed Route Transit Vehicles
MBTA Buses
MBTA Commuter Rail Vehicles
MBTA Ferries
MBTA Silver Line Vehicles
MBTA Subway/LRT Vehicles
MVRTA Fixed Route Transit Vehicles
Private Surface Transportation Provider Vehicles
TMA Shuttle Vehicles
Functional Requirements 1 - The transit vehicle shall read data from the traveler card / payment instrument presented by boarding passengers.
2 - The transit vehicle shall provide an image of all travelers which shall be used for violation processing of those who do not have a traveler card / payment instrument or whose transit fare transaction fails.
3 - The transit vehicle shall determine the traveler's travel routing based on the transit vehicle's current location and the traveler's destination.
4 - The transit vehicle shall calculate the traveler's fare based on the origin and destination provided by the traveler as well as factors such as the transit routing, transit fare category, traveler history, and route-specific information.
5 - The transit vehicle shall have access to the complete range of transit services (routes and schedules) that are available to the traveler.
6 - The transit vehicle shall provide a transit fare payment interface that is suitable for travelers with physical disabilities.
7 - The transit vehicle shall include a database on-board the transit vehicle for use in fare processing from which the fares for all possible trips within the transit operational network can be determined.
8 - The transit vehicle shall support an emergency fare structure overriding all other fares that can be activated during disasters, states of emergency or evacuations.
9 - The transit vehicle shall support the support advanced payments for tolls, and/or parking lot charges, and/or transit fares via the traveler card / payment instrument.
10 - The transit vehicle shall provide fare statistics data to the center.
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