Smart card electronic payment systems can increase ridership, decrease fare evasion, and reduce administrative costs.
In Ventura County, California a SmartCard electronic payment system saved approximately $9.5 million per year in reduced fare evasion, $5 million in reduced data collection costs, and $990,000 by eliminating transfer slips.
Published By: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. DOT
Source Date: November 1995
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