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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.