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File #: 2018-0120   
Type: Program Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/15/2018 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 4/11/2018 Final action:
Title: APPROVE programming of up to $55 million to upgrade aging bus farebox equipment and rail station validators that will enhance security, prepare for new payment technologies, ensure near real time communications, simplify regional fares and requirements, and ensure that customers and future 2028 Summer Olympic visitors experience a convenient and barrier-free fare payment system.
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: Fare Structure, Farebox, Olympic games, Payment, Program, Security
Attachments: 1. Attachment A – Draft Timeline for TAP Equipment Procurement and Installation
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FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
APRIL 11, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: UPGRADE AGING BUS FAREBOXES AND STATION
VALIDATORS

Action
ACTION: APPROVE PROGRAMMING OF UP TO $55 MILLION FOR FAREBOX AND RAIL STATION VALIDATOR REFURBISHMENT PLAN

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE programming of up to $55 million to upgrade aging bus farebox equipment and rail station validators that will enhance security, prepare for new payment technologies, ensure near real time communications, simplify regional fares and requirements, and ensure that customers and future 2028 Summer Olympic visitors experience a convenient and barrier-free fare payment system.

Issue
ISSUE

TAP fareboxes on buses and station validators at light rail stations were purchased in 2002. This equipment has exceeded its life expectancy by five (5) years and is not compatible with current and future fare collection technologies. Staff recommends upgrading the equipment for Metro and the municipal TAP partner agencies.

Background
BACKGROUND

Over the course of the last year, TAP staff has been in discussions with the TAP partner agencies on farebox upgrade options. Upgrade options include hardware and software that will enhance system security, communicate in near real time, and support the future TAP mobile app and other new payment technologies.

TAP staff is assisting municipal operators in selecting the replacement options and will continue to provide support throughout the upgrade process.

One of the efforts that staff will pursue with our regional partners as we work with them in upgrading the fare collection equipment is to simplify the Region's current fare structure for example, between 26 TAP participating agencies, the TAP system contains over 675 fare products, and three different ages for senior reduced fare. A universal regional fare structure can allow customers to travel simply and seamlessly throughout the system.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Staff recommends a...

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