TFLEx Fall 2019 Workshop
A Deep Dive into Revenues
Tacoma, Washington
October 20-22, 2019

Program Content/Learning Objectives

As ridership continues to decline in the transit industry, agencies must find ways to generate new and keep existing revenue streams.  In the field of payment systems, the transit industry is moving forward with new technologies, including mobile ticketing systems that cost less to maintain and generate increased revenues.  The industry is also looking for new and more flexible options for its riders to use, most notably regional pass programs.  Ensuring riders actually pay for rides will also be on the agenda, with a presentation on the Transit Cooperative Research Projects study on fare evasion.  On a related note – can transit agencies partner with social service agencies to provide low income fare programs for the homeless?  This workshop will have sessions geared to: 1) Reviewing new mobile ticketing systems being introduced in member agencies; 2) review of issues related fare evasion; and, 3) discussion of industry trends related to low income fare programs and homelessness.  After attending this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Work with their own agency to identify and promote new transit payment system technologies that will heighten the potential for increased revenues.
  • Identify issues related to fare evasion and work with their agency to implement better controls.
  • Share information on issues related to homelessness and low income pass programs.
  • Identify and share best practices through ”Needs & Leads”

The main topic for the workshop was A Deep Dive Into Revenues. There was a very large attendance, with members from:

  • AC Transit (Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • DCTA (Denton & Lewisville Texas)
  • Foothill Transit
  • Long Beach Transit
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO)
  • Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works
  • OCTA (Orange County)
  • Pierce Transit
  • Regional Transportation Authority (Chicago)
  • Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
  • Regional Transportation District (Denver)
  • San Diego Metropolitan System
  • San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
  • TriMet
  • UTA (Salt Lake City)
  • Valley Metro
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit (San Antonio)

2019-10 Ridership Survey Presentation

Pierce Transit Collision Avoidance and Mitigation

Ride BRT – Bus Rapid Transit Tacoma to Spanaway

CAD-AVL System Replacement Project

Transportation and Homelessness  

Mobility Innovations – Microtransit Pilot in Tacoma

PiercePay Mobile Ticketing

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Fare Evasion Study