10:45-12:15 · Challenges and Opportunities in Commuter Rail This session covers cover business challenges, innovation, open payments, convergence, other technologies (e.g., barcodes), and handheld devices in commuter rail and discuss the different approaches being taken. Systems with both 100% inspection and proof-of-payment will be covered.
Moderator: Mike DeVitto, NYC Transit Panelists: James Compton, LIRR; Craig Roberts, UTA; Joshua Robin, MBTA; Jerry Kane, SEPTA
1:15-2:15 · Prepaid Cards for Transit This session will discuss approaches for network-branded GPR and closed loop transit prepaid cards for transit.
8:30-9:45 · Financial Roundtable Panel: Payment Brands This session will discuss trends in the financial industry and how they relate to transit. Topics covered will include EMV, NFC, contactless payments and regulatory directions that may affect transit.
10:00-11:30 · Business and Technical Architectures This session will discuss architecture and integration, including how these support the business and transit agency expectations. Lessons learned from implementations in transit and other industries will also be covered. Transit Agencies are seeking to implement open systems using a number of approaches but the key elements of using an open architecture that supports multiple suppliers’ devices and software integration to an installed system remain common goals. The session will explore current “open” fare collection systems that are deployed or are in development in the market as well as the approach taken to develop complex systems that support interoperable components in other industries. System integration alternatives will be discussed.
12:30-1:00 · NFC and Transit This session will discuss the NFC Forum and GlobalPlatform efforts in defining standards, security approaches and performance requirements for using NFC in transit applications.
1:00-2:00 · Small and Mid-Sized Agencies and Open Payments This session will discus problems and interests of small agencies and approaches for small and mid-sized agencies to accept open payments.
Moderator: John Gobis, Gobis & Co. LLC Panelists: William Jones, Capital Area Transit; Chris Tucker, Trimet; Rick Moore, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
2:00-3:00 · Fare Policy Roundtable This session will discuss the opportunities and related challenges presented by card-based and account-based payment systems with respect to fare policy, including: simplifying the implementation/operation of an agency’s fare policy (i.e., back-end vs. local table management); enhancing fare policy to cost-effectively mitigate risk (ex., incentivize pre-funded fares); increasing economic benefits to customers through fare policy (ex. systematic application of “best fare” to account).
Moderator: Joshua Martiesian, LTK Engineering Services Panelists: Michael DeVitto, MTA NYC Transit; Dave Brown, MARTA