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Source: iStockSource: iStockITS Deployment Evaluation1Executive BriefingHighlights•Contactless bank cards andopen-loop fare paymenttechnologies are an evolutionof electronic fare paymenttechnologies.•COVID-19-related safetyconcerns have made thesesystems more relevant thanever, accelerating theirdeployment.•These technologies canreduce system costs andimprove the customerexperience, but equity issuespersist.This brief is based on past evaluation data contained in the ITS Databases at: www.itskrs.its.dot.gov. The databases are maintained by the U.S. DOT’s ITS JPO Evaluation Program to support informed decision making regarding ITS investments. The brief presents benefits, costs and best practices from past evaluations of ITS projects. Advancements in Electronic Fare Payment Contactless and Open LoopTechnologiesIntroductionElectronic fare payment (EFP) has long been used in the transit industry to facilitate fare collection. These systems, representing an advancement from mechanical or o...