New BART fare gates to debut at Concord station

Daily Planet Wire Service
Monday October 14, 2002

Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are scheduled to unveil the first of the transit system’s new fare gates and ticket vending machines at the Concord BART Station this week. 

The new ticket machines have an ATM interface and were designed and manufactured specifically for BART by Cubic Transportation Systems of San Diego. 

The new fare gates have been in service at the Concord station for the past several months. The gates feature improved programmable screens and are equipped with smart card targets for future use in the regional TransLink program. 

The new Automatic Fare Collection equipment includes ticket vending machines, fare gates and add-fare machines. The equipment will be installed throughout the BART system and on the four-station extension to San Francisco International Airport. 

The $99.5 million Automatic Fare Collection modernization program is part of BART’s 10-year, $1.2 billion system-wide renovation program.