Fare Capping Is Being Adopted by Transit Agencies of All Sizes

Transit agencies are adopting fare capping in another move toward bringing down the cost of transit for regular riders, and taking a firmer step toward transportation equity and expanded access.

The move is one more step forward using technology to modernize ticketing and make transit service more seamless across multiple regional public transit systems.

Los Angeles Metro, the third largest transit system in the nation, has enabled fare capping, which places a maximum of $5 per day for using transit or $18 per week. A standard one-way fare is $1.75 on the system’s network of trains and buses…

Masabi is powering the technology among NEORide members, while Cubic is the technology provider for the L.A. Metro system. Cubic is also the technology backbone behind the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) system in New York City, an open-payment architecture that allows riders to tap a wireless credit card or mobile device to access subways and buses.