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600451-00117-1 Report Abstract

Achieving Regional Fare Integration in New Orleans: Innovative Cost Sharing Arrangements and Technologies

Vivek Shah (UNO Transportation Institute), Rachel Heiligman (Ride New Orleans), Alexandra Miller (Ride New Orleans), September 2015

Many regions across the country have more than one transit agency providing vital public transportation services. While a transit agency may see their role limited by a jurisdictional boundary, transit riders’ commutes know no such political boundaries. For those riders whose commutes are reliant on one or more transit agencies, a fractured fare system among the various transit agencies they ride means higher user costs. This study will examine the history of regional fare integration in the New Orleans metropolitan region, and the challenges and successes of varying approaches taken by transit agencies in various metropolitan regions, to reveal options for achieving regional fare integration in New Orleans today.

Keywords: Transit, Regionalism, Fare Technology, Cost Sharing

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