As we emerge from the pandemic, I hope to see the following trends grow:
- Open Transit Payment
- Banking the Unbanked
- Dynamic Pricing
Each of these is a pretty big topic, so I’m going to tackle them in a series of posts.
You’ll notice this assumes transit isn’t fare-free. As I explained in this blog post, I think fare-free transit makes sense in some places, with some customers and at some times. But it brings a lot of downsides I’m concerned about.
What Do You See on the Horizon?
Here are some perspectives on fare-free transit and the future of fare payment from a variety of transit agencies we talk with.
Want to weigh in? Email me a quote or schedule a short chat to tell your fellow transit operators what you see as the future of transit payment.