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Free Webinar May 16: The challenges and benefits of implementing account-based e-fare systems.

Adapted from MassTransitMag.org

Date:  May 16, 2018     1:00 pm EDT • 12:00 pm CDT • 10:00 am PDT

Description: Smart cards, mobile tickets, open payments - your passengers demand it all.  The Interurban Transit Partnership (ITP)/ “The Rapid” and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) are answering the call of riders for smart ticketing solutions.  Join us as they discuss the challenges, goals and outcomes of their account-based e-fare projects. They will cover topics such as: the use of Open API’s for 3rd party integration, real-time fare validation, back-office revenue processing, and the future incorporation of open payments. Don’t miss out. Register today!


Kevin Wisselink, Senior Planner, The Rapid. Kevin Wisselink is the Senior Planner at The Rapid, the public transportation agency in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. He has been on The Rapid’s E-Fare implementation team since its inception and served as the interim Project Manager during the pilot rollout of the program. Kevin received a Bachelor of Science from Calvin College and a Masters of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University, both in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Marie Tubergen, Business Manager at City of Grand Rapids, The Rapid –  Marie Tubergen is the Fare Systems Administrator at The Rapid, the public transportation agency in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. She is the Project Manager for the implementation of Smart Card Project and manages the e-fare databases to ensure efficiency. Marie joined the Rapid in November 2017 during the pilot phase of the Smart Card rollout. 

Kevin Perry, Systems/Network Administrator - Farebox Specialist, RIPTA –  Kevin Perry is a Principal Analyst in the Planning Department at The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. Kevin is responsible for overseeing fare collection systems, including monitoring equipment, customer databases, as well as reporting for the board of directors and FTA. He has been with RIPTA for 9 years coordinating the operation of fare collection systems for public transit riders in Rhode Island.

Greg Harris, Principal Planner for Transit Operations,  RIPTA –  




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