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FAR-SIDE STOP

A transit stop located beyond an intersection. It requires that transit units (vehicles or trains) cross the intersection before stopping to serve passengers. (TRB)

FARE (OPERATIONS)

1. The required payment for a ride on a public transportation vehicle. It may be paid by any acceptable means, for example, cash, token, ticket, transfer, farecard, voucher, or pass or user fee. 2. A passenger who pays a fare.…

FARE BARRIER

The separation device between the station paid area and the free area in conjunction with the fare gates.

FARE BOX RECOVERY

The amount of revenue generated through fares by paying customers as a fraction of the total Metro operating expenses.

FARE COLLECTION SYSTEM

A system at stations which includes all equipment, wiring, controls, enclosures and instructions to provide the means for collection of money from patrons.

FARE DEBIT CARD

A stored-value collection system for multi-modal transit operations.

FARE ELASTICITY

The extent to which ridership responds to fare increases or decreases. (APTA)