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Intelligent Fare Payment Systems and Data Broadcast

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Proactive Open Loop Transit Fare Service - OpenFare

This Whitepaper presents the business architecture and principles of operations of a system and service that give an opportunity to transit agencies and their fare system vendors to fully implement credit, debit, and bank card fare payments without jeopardizing:

        Previously made investments in closed loop systems

        Current fare system vendor relationships with transit agencies



        Fare transaction latency

        Patron experience

Public transit and fare payment processing technology strategists and executives making decisions on development and improvement of open loop fare payment systems.


Attachment 2 can be useful for potential vendors of vehicle-installed communication devices (Access Points)

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Risks in Open Loop Transit Fare Systems

This Whitepaper presents a systematic analysis of the main risks in open loop fare systems associated with acceptance of credit and debit cards on vehicle-installed validators. The risks are illustrated by sample trips.

The comparative analysis covers classic open loop systems and OpenFare.

Public transit and municipal government information technology strategists.

Fare system vendor executives and information technology strategists.

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OpenFare: a Gateway to Intelligent Transit Fare Systems

This presentation illustrates the concept and business architecture of the proactive open loop system.


Public transit and municipal government executives and information technology strategists.

Payment card industry and financial institution executives and information technology strategists.

Fare system vendor executives and technology strategists.

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Data Broadcast
and Proactive Transit Fare Systems

This white paper explains how broadcasting relevant data to fare payment devices installed on public transit vehicles can reduce the cost of fare collection, mitigate fraud, and make fare collection systems more convenient for patrons.

Cost-effect and feasibility analysis is provided for various types of data system architecture.

Public transit agency and municipal government executives making decisions on further development and improvement of transit fare payment infrastructure.

Information technology specialists designing, implementing, and maintaining fare collection systems.

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