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Expand/Collapse Date : 3/28/2010 ‎(2)
3/28/2010 1:00 PM3/28/2010 3:00 PMDiscusion with UTFS Working Group
This is open to all attendees interested in an open discussion with the UTFS Working Group.
3/28/2010 4:00 PM3/28/2010 5:30 PMFare Systems and Programs Committee Meeting
Expand/Collapse Date : 3/29/2010 ‎(7)
3/29/2010 8:00 AM3/29/2010 11:30 AMFare Collection 101
Fare Collection 101 is designed to provide agencies, both large and small, with an introduction to new technologies in fare collection, best practices when considering upgrading fare collection equipment and general project management requirements for implementing new technologies.  Whether your agency is using older technology and looking for an upgrade or you are just starting out in the world of fare collection, this workshop is for you.  Please come armed with questions as we want this to be an interactive session.
3/29/2010 8:30 AM3/29/2010 10:00 AMRegional Models
This panel will explore the unique challenges inherent in implementing a regional smart card system. Panelists will provide an executive level perspective on the policy and political aspects of regional implementations and will provide tangible experience as hands on managers of these systems. These leaders will provide a look into the future of the governance of multi-agency fare collection systems.
3/29/2010 10:15 AM3/29/2010 11:45 AMContactless Banking Payments
Consumers are changing the way they purchase goods and services.  How often do we grab our "card" to pay for what we are buying?  Industry analysts see a trend away from cash as more and more consumers are using cards instead of cash to pay.  How is this trend
affecting transit?  Agencies of all sizes have modernized or begun projects to modernize their fare collection systems to allow the purchase of fare products at the vending machine with a credit or debit card.  More than 50 million contactless payment devices (credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards and cell phones) have been issued in the U.S. and may become readily available to pay for rides on public transportation.  This session is for those who want to discuss these new payment alternatives and how they might affect transit.
 
Session sponsored by: Accenture
3/29/2010 1:30 PM3/29/2010 2:30 PMGeneral Session
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3/29/2010 2:45 PM3/29/2010 4:45 PMRoundtable Discussion – Project Updates
This panel will explore the unique challenges inherent in implementing a regional smart card system. Panelists will provide an executive level perspective on the policy and political aspects of regional implementations and will provide tangible experience as hands on managers of these systems. These leaders will provide a look into the future of the governance of multi-agency fare collection systems.
3/29/2010 2:45 PM3/29/2010 4:15 PMADA Issues Panel
Every agency is faced with ADA issues and regulations in the fare collection that seem to be constantly changing.  This session will provide information from the APTA committee on ADA issues, vendors and properties on how they conform to these regulations and what they are doing to stay abreast of these issues.
3/29/2010 6:00 PM3/29/2010 7:00 PMWelcome Reception
Sponsored by:
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Expand/Collapse Date : 3/30/2010 ‎(6)
3/30/2010 8:00 AM3/30/2010 11:30 AMFare Collection 102
Fare Collection 102 will go a step beyond Fare Collection 101.  Now that you have your fare system in place, how do I manage it?  This session will explore extensions, integration and new flexible payments.  It will also address challenges, lessons learned and best practices.
3/30/2010 8:30 AM3/30/2010 10:00 AMMaking Fare Collection Systems Transit Benefit Friendly – Perspectives and Issues
The use of transit benefits has increased significantly as the adoption of transit tax benefit programs by major employers has grown to 50% or more in several major metropolitan areas. As more and more transit patrons seek to use their transit benefit funds to purchase fares conveniently, the need to accommodate these patrons is becoming an important factor in deploying new fare collections systems. This session will explore the issues associated with making fare collection systems transit benefit friendly in light of existing and new legal and operational requirements associated with the use of transit tax benefits.  Speakers representing the transit benefit industry, transit operators and the fare collection system industry will give their perspective on this new area.
3/30/2010 10:15 AM3/30/2010 11:45 AMAFC – In House or Contract Servicing
The panel will explore and discuss the pros and cons of contraction out maintenance/revenue services for the fare collection equipment or perform these functions In-house. Be prepared to provide your opinions in either case. Given the state of most transit agency budgets this may be vital to your operation.
3/30/2010 11:45 AM3/30/2010 2:45 AMProduct Showcase and Lunch
Sponsored by:
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3/30/2010 3:15 PM3/30/2010 4:45 PMNew Technology
Each  year, improved or new technologies are being introduced the Transit industry.  In many cases, agencies are unsure to pursue the use of the technology or are even able to gather the necessary information to make an informed decision.  This session will provide information on the newest or improved technology and how it is being used by some agencies and whether it is right for your own.
3/30/2010 3:15 PM3/30/2010 4:45 AMProject Management-A practical Approach
Many transit system projects, including fare collection implementations, employ the skills of “Project Management
Professionals” a highly valued and difficult to achieve professional certification. However, while professional project
management is a well defined science, real project management is an art which must take in the skills of marketer, politician and psychologist.
In this presentation you will hear real world experience in project management with the Breeze Card Smart
Card implementation at Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

Expand/Collapse Date : 3/31/2010 ‎(2)
3/31/2010 8:30 AM3/31/2010 10:00 AMAdvice for Small and Medium Agencies
Applying SmartCards to Smaller Agencies
Approach for Paratransit
3/31/2010 10:15 AM3/31/2010 11:45 AMMarketing and Customer Service
Getting the message to the public is critically important to attracting new riders and encouraging riders to use new fares and fare media.  The message often needs to quickly convey the benefits and simplicity of using a new product.  This session will examine the challenges of marketing transit and transit fares, particularly with the introduction of a regional fare system.  The following topics will be addressed: new communications strategies to sell the public; sizing the retail vendor network for regional smart card operations; branding and name recognition; regional collaboration in marketing; and web and electronic-based sales.
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