Proactive Open Loop Transit Fare Service – OpenFare


This Whitepaper presents the business architecture and principles of operations of a system and service that give an opportunity to transit agencies and their fare system vendors to fully implement credit, debit, and bank card fare payments without jeopardizing:

  • Previously made investments in closed loop systems
  • Current fare system vendor relationships with transit agencies
  • Security
  • Reliability
  • Fare transaction latency
  • Patron experience


Public transit and fare payment processing technology strategists and executives making decisions on development and improvement of open loop fare payment systems.

Attachment 2 can be useful for potential vendors of vehicle-installed communication devices (Access Points)

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