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8/24/2009



Rail News: Passenger Rail

San Francisco agency to install fare gates, ticket machines at nine stations


Last week, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced plans to install new TransLink-only fare gates and ticket vending machines at nine Muni Metro stations.

The $29 million project will be partially funded by $11 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars. SFMTA is slated to receive at least $67.2 million in ARRA funds, the agency said.

Cubic Transportation Systems Inc. will install 98 fare gate aisles, including extra-wide lanes, and up to 40 ticket vending machines at stations and potentially other locations, such as outside the subway. The fare gates and machines will eliminate cash transactions and help riders access the subway more quickly, SFMTA officials said in a prepared statement.
 
The agency is working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which manages the TransLink electronic fare payment program, to complete the fare collection project by 2010’s end — more than 18 months earlier than originally projected.


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