On-board Transit Fare Management Functional Area


On-board systems provide fare collection using a travelers non-monetary fare medium. Collected fare data are made available to the center.

Included In

CARTA Fixed-Route Vehicles

Functional Requirements

1The transit vehicle shall read data from the traveler card / payment instrument presented by boarding passengers.
2The 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.
3The transit vehicle shall determine the traveler's travel routing based on the transit vehicle's current location and the traveler's destination.
4The 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.
5The transit vehicle shall have access to the complete range of transit services (routes and schedules) that are available to the traveler.
6The transit vehicle shall provide a transit fare payment interface that is suitable for travelers with physical disabilities.
7The 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.
8The transit vehicle shall support an emergency fare structure overriding all other fares that can be activated during disasters, states of emergency or evacuations.
9The 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.
10The transit vehicle shall provide fare statistics data to the center.