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25 Some of the miscellaneous special event procedures TABLE 26 reported in the survey were FARE MEDIA AVAILABLE Medium n % Fare inspectors assisting patrons, Single-ride ticket 29 100.0 Staffing fareboxes in stations, Round trip 10 34.5 Suspending fare inspection for the event...riders are still required to have proper fare, Day pass 24 82.8 Offering special "family" passes available on TVMs, Monthly pass 26 89.7 Ticketing agreement with the event venue, and Multiple-day pass 12 41.4 Providing customer assistance with TVMs. Multiple-ride pass 6 20.7 Stored-value fare card 7 24.1 Table 25 reports on ways fare inspection is handled when there are crush loading conditions. The majority, 52% (13 of Other 12 41.4 25), indicated that they position their inspection force at the Total responding agencies 29 vehicle doors and inspect entering passengers. Another 36% Multiple responses allowed; percentages do not add to 100%. of the operators wait and do not proceed through the vehicle until the crowd begins to thin out. Below are several other measures that respondents reported: Student pass, college or university passes, semester passes; Having street supervisors assist; 31-day, 30-day, 14-day passes; Conducting fare blitzes with sufficient staff to check Corporate pass; passengers on board a train at a specific station as well Weekly pass; as everyone who gets off the train at that station; Annual pass; Positioning inspectors at platform entrance; Employer passes (in some areas called Ecopasses); Placing portable turnstiles at a distance from the board- Transfer slips; ing location, then having the crowd feed through tem- Special day passes (e.g., for classroom trips, jury porary queuing barriers to reach boarding platform; members); Relaxing inspection; and Wristbands available for purchase for special events. Pretending to get on and see whether fare evaders exit, and then citing them. With regard to transfers, as indicated in Table 27, 86.2% of the operators allow transfers. Of the 25 responding opera- tors, 41.4% issue free transfers and 44.8% require an addi- TABLE 25 tional charge when making a transfer. SPECIAL VERIFICATION TECHNIQUES FOR CRUSH VEHICLE LOADS Technique n % TABLE 27 Position inspectors at doors and inspect entering passengers 13 52 NETWORK TRANSFERS ALLOWED Proceed through vehicle as crowd thins out 9 36 Transfer n % Other 11 44 Yes, all transfers are free 12 41.4 Total responding agencies 25 Yes; however, there is a charge 3 10.3 Multiple responses allowed; percentages do not add to 100%. Yes; however, there are differing charges 10 34.5 depending on route transferring to No 4 13.8 Total responding agencies 29 100.0 FARE MEDIA AND FARE PURCHASE OPTIONS Table 26 is a summary of the fare media that are available for With regard to off-board fare payment, all 29 respon- the operators in their PoP operations. The vast majority of dents indicated that they provide one or more ways to pur- operators offer the following fare media: single-ride ticket, chase fare media in this manner. Table 28 indicates that monthly pass, and day pass. in 44.8% of the cases, some type of on-vehicle purchase is also available as well. Relatively large proportions of As the table suggests, a wide variety of fare media types the operators rely on third-party outlets (86.2%), internal are used. In addition, the comments offered by respondents agency sales centers (62.1%), and the Internet (58.6%) for found an even wider base of fare media types: off-board sales.