Automated fare collection (AFC) systems are a key component of sustainable, high-quality urban transport services. This paper addresses the objectives, challenges and lessons learned from AFC schemes, with a particular focus on emerging markets and second-tier cities with limited resources.
It focuses on defining the challenges and their importance to the AFC sector, and introduces a range of project and policy solutions including best-practice, market-driven approaches and other commercial alternatives that have been used successfully. It supports transition and reform for efficient, accountable revenue collection and the promotion of sustainable public transport systems, compatible with funding support from the EBRD and other lending institutions.
Publication Date: 07.2017