Transit Center Fare Management Functional Area

Description

Management of fare collection at the center - includes setting and distributing fare information, central processing of fares for transit as well as other ITS services, links to financial institutions and enforcement agencies.

Included In

DART Transit Management Center
Fort Worth Transportation Authority Transit Management Center
Denton County Transit Management Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall manage the actual value of transit fares for each segment of each regular transit route, including the transmission of the information to transit vehicles and transit stops or stations.
2The center shall provide the capability for a system operator to manage the transit fares and control the exchange of transit fare information.
3The center shall process the financial requests from the transit vehicles or roadside and manage an interface to a Financial Institution.
4The center shall support the payment of transit fare transactions using data provided by the traveler cards / payment instruments.
5The center shall collect data on fare payment violations and send the data, including images of the violator, to the appropriate enforcement agency.
6The center shall process requests for transit fares to be paid in advance.
7The center shall process requests for the advanced payment of tolls and parking lot charges as well as other non-transportation services, e.g. yellow-pages services.
8The center shall be capable of establishing emergency fare structures to override all other fares during disasters, states of emergency, or evacuations.
9The center shall maintain a list of invalid traveler credit identities or bad tag lists that can be forwarded to transit vehicles and transit stops or stations.
10The center shall collect fare statistics data to implement variable and flexible fare structures.
11The center shall exchange fare and load information with other transit management centers, including potential Centralized Payments facilities.
12The center shall provide transit fare information to other centers, including traveler information providers upon request.