Automated Fare Collection

We have extensive experience with automated fare collection systems, including system planning,design and construction, ticket vending machines, smart card readers, station, network, and SCADA integration, as well as back-end office transaction server and software, and transaction clearing house integration.  Our experience includes determining passenger flows at, and near stations and parking facilities, planning ticket vending machine and smart card reader placement, CCTV integration for security monitoring, conduit, power, and network interfaces at the stations.  We also have experience with mobile fareboxes and systems.  Our experience includes System Design and Construction, Smartcard Contactless Systems, Site Preparation, Safety/Security, Fare Collection Equipment and Software, and Ticket Vending Machines.

  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction management
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Quality Assurance, quality control
  • Alternatives analysis, equipment, network
  • Wayside and onboard systems
  • Evaluation of, improving station passenger flows
  • Determining fare collection device placement at stations and onboard vehicles
  • ADA compliance
  • Site preparation definition
  • Smart Card Readers
  • Add Value Machines
  • Handheld card readers
  • Ticket office terminals
  • Offsite production sever/transaction clearinghouse server integration
  • Conduit and cable
  • Fiber optic network integration
  • Quality assurance, quality control
  • Hazard analysis / Safety certification / Rail activation
  • Segregation of Revenue Systems from other systems, physical and network segregation
  • Network firewalls, network intrusion prevention/detection
  • CCTV integration
  • Ticket Vending Machines
  • Smart Card Readers, Card Interface Devices, Add Value Machines
  • Validators
  • Infrared Wayfinding System Integration
  • Fare Gates
  • On Board Bus Fareboxes
  • UPS/Emergency backup power
  • Station, Mobile and Central LANs
  • Wired and Wireless LAN/WAN
  • Security Analysis and Design
  • Network Switches, Routers
  • Central Servers & Software
  • SCADA Integration with Central Control
  • Cabinet/Pedestals/Canopy
  • Door Assemblies
  • System Controllers
  • Coil and Bill Hoppers
  • Security modules
  • Audio Subsystem
  • ADA Compliance
  • Power and Network connections
  • UPS Emergency Power Systems

Featured Projects

Vasona Light Rail System, San Jose, Santa Clara VTA: Provided design and construction management services, resident engineer, inspection, and contract administration. Our work included communications, fare collection, control center and integration with traction power substations, overhead contact system, signaling, track, stations, and maintenance facility, for this 8 station, 5.3 mile extension, from Downtown San Jose to Winchester Station. The VTA rail fleet is 100 LRT vehicles. The project included elevated guideway and a tunnel section under the Caltrain Commuter Rail.

Vasona Light Rail System, San Jose, Santa Clara VTA

Guadalupe Light Rail System, San Jose, Santa Clara VTA: Provided design and construction management services, resident engineers, inspectors, contract administration, and stakeholder meeting facilitation support. This project was an upgrade to the existing 18 mile, 27 station system and maintenance facility. Our work included systems and civil subsystems (communications, fare collection, control center, integration with substations, overhead contact system, signaling, track, stations, and maintenance facility).

Guadalupe Light Rail System, San Jose, Santa Clara VTA

Downtown East Valley-Capitol Light Rail System, San Jose, Santa Clara VTA: Provided planning, design services for systems and civil elements, including communications, fare collection, control center upgrades and integration with stations, substations, signaling, track, overhead contact system. We completed a 95% design in 2008 along with all other disciplines, project full funding was finally obtained and we are finalizing the design in 2017. This system is 2.6 miles in length, with 3 stations.

Downtown East Valley-Capitol Light Rail System, San Jose, Santa Clara VTA

New Orleans World Exposition Monorail, Louisiana, Universal Mobility -- Provided planning, design, manufacturing inspections and support, construction management, contract administration, and operations/maintenance support for the entire project. Our work included systems and civil subsystems (guideway, stations, maintenance facility, substations, contact rail, train control, communications and fare collection), for this 3 station, 1.5 mile system. The project included elevated steel guideway, with a fleet of 6 trains.

New Orleans World Exposition Monorail, Louisiana, Universal Mobility