Fare system objectives

A fares system needs not only to meet its policy objectives, but also be effective and efficient in its application. Factors to be considered are:

  • Understandable by passengers
  • Simple to administer by agents
  • Doesn’t unduly slow boarding
  • Amenable to security controls
  • Controls acceptable to passengers
  • Clarity in the allocation of revenues
  • Generate travel planning data
  • Minimize cost of operation
  • Maximize investment returns