Smart card electronic payment systems can increase ridership, decrease fare evasion, and reduce administrative costs.

November 1995
Ventura County,California,United States

Summary Information

This report identified major benefits derived from applications of Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS).


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.

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APTS Benefits

Published By: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. DOT

Source Date: November 1995


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Benefit ID: 2007-00449