Physical Object: Transit Management Center

Transit Center Fare Management

Overview

'Transit Center Fare Management' manages fare collection and passenger load management at the transit center. It provides the back office functions that support transit fare collection, supporting payment reconciliation with links to financial institutions and enforcement agencies for fare violations. It collects data required to determine accurate ridership levels, establish fares, and distribute fare information. It loads fare data into the vehicle prior to the beginning of normal operations and unloads fare collection data from the vehicle at the close out of normal operations.

This functional object is included in the "Transit Management Center" physical object.

This functional object is included in the following service packages:

This functional object is mapped to the following Functional View PSpecs:

Requirements

# Requirement
01 The center shall manage the actual value of transit fares for each segment of each regular transit route, including the transmission of the information to transit vehicles and transit stops or stations.
02 The center shall provide the capability for a system operator to manage the transit fares and control the exchange of transit fare information.
03 The center shall process the financial requests from the transit vehicles or roadside and manage an interface to a Financial Institution.
04 The center shall support the payment of transit fare transactions using data provided by the traveler cards / payment instruments.
05 The center shall collect data on fare payment violations and send the data, including images of the violator, to the appropriate enforcement agency.
06 The center shall process requests for transit fares to be paid in advance.
07 The center shall maintain a list of invalid traveler credit identities or bad tag lists that can be forwarded to transit vehicles and transit stops or stations.
08 The center shall collect fare statistics data to implement variable and flexible fare structures.
09 The center shall exchange fare and load information with other transit management centers, including potential Centralized Payments facilities.
10 The center shall provide transit fare information to traveler information providers upon request.

Information Flows

Source Flow Destination
Financial Center settlement Transit Management Center
Other Transit Management Centers transit fare coordination Transit Management Center
Payment Administration Center payment methods Transit Management Center
Personal Information Device actuate secure payment Transit Management Center
Personal Information Device traveler payment information Transit Management Center
Personal Information Device user account setup Transit Management Center
Transit Management Center payment violation notification Enforcement Center
Transit Management Center payment request Financial Center
Transit Management Center transit fare coordination Other Transit Management Centers
Transit Management Center account updates Payment Administration Center
Transit Management Center service registry Payment Administration Center
Transit Management Center registered secureIDs Personal Information Device
Transit Management Center traveler payment request Personal Information Device
Transit Management Center user account reports Personal Information Device
Transit Management Center transit operations status Transit Operations Personnel
Transit Management Center authorization response Transit Vehicle OBE
Transit Management Center fare management information Transit Vehicle OBE
Transit Management Center transit fare information Transportation Information Center
Transit Management Center authorization response Traveler Support Equipment
Transit Management Center fare management information Traveler Support Equipment
Transit Operations Personnel transit operations personnel input Transit Management Center
Transit Vehicle OBE authorization request Transit Management Center
Transit Vehicle OBE fare collection data Transit Management Center
Transportation Information Center transit fare request Transit Management Center
Traveler Support Equipment authorization request Transit Management Center
Traveler Support Equipment fare collection data Transit Management Center

Standards

Currently, there are no standards associated with the functional object itself though the interfaces may have standards associated with them.