By eliminating agencies needing to manage their own ticketing infrastructure or maintain legacy systems, AFC can free up valuable resources and streamline operations. The flexibility of AFC also allows agencies to avoid being locked into single-vendor contracts, enabling them to more easily update or add components, such as parking integration, as technology advances or becomes more cost-effective.
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What began with Closed Loop ticketing through tapping or swiping smart cards on a payment device — and is still the dominant payment technology worldwide — is evolving into Open Loop ticketing.
The good thing is, Open and Closed Loop technologies are different, thou they can coexist. An agency can have both payment methods in use at the same time.
From Ubers to scooters, today’s commuters have a wealth of new choices for moving around a city. In this sea of options, public transit agencies face a challenge: How to keep services as seamless, modern, and integrated as possible to attract and retain riders?
To minimize friction and improve the rider experience, cumbersome payment systems must be modernized.