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SEPTA Launches 3D Fare Gates Pilot Program with Conduent Transportation to Detect and Deter Fare Evasion

SEPTA pilots Conduent’s solution with plans to expand the number of fare gates in the future

Conduent’s 3D Fare Gate Solution is designed to detect, deter and quantify fare evasion, benefiting both agencies and riders

Conduent Transportation, a global provider of smart mobility technology solutions and business unit of Conduent Incorporated (Nasdaq: CNDT), today announced a pilot program by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) using Conduent’s 3D Fare Gate Solution at a Philadelphia area transit station. The pilot aims to track and curb incidents of fare evasion, which costs SEPTA an estimated $30 million to $40 million annually.

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SEPTA's pilot program uses Conduent's 3D Fare Gate Solution at the 69th Street station. (Photo: Business Wire)

SEPTA's pilot program uses Conduent's 3D Fare Gate Solution at the 69th Street station. (Photo: Business Wire)

SEPTA selected the 69th Street station in Upper Darby as its test location for riders traveling on the Market-Frankford and Norristown High Speed lines. The gates, each measuring 7 feet, 8 inches tall, began operating in April. Following the three-month pilot program, the agency plans to expand the fare gates’ availability to other stations, including those with high reported incidents of fare evasion.

“We’re excited to be part of this important pilot for SEPTA to help detect, deter and quantify fare evasion, while simultaneously offering both the agency and riders increased security and convenience,” said Adam Appleby, President, Transportation Solutions at Conduent. “As transit agencies across the country and around the world grapple with how to curb fare evasion, Conduent is poised and ready to deliver our solution, which has shown to deliver meaningful results and helps ensure riders pay their fares.”

Conduent’s 3D Fare Gate Solution uses innovative 3D detection optical sensors, allowing travelers fast and convenient access while detecting and deterring ticketing fraud. The gates also provide transit authorities quick access to reporting and analytics, aiding in enforcement decisions by identifying precisely when and where fare evasion occurs.

The gates, which were also implemented in Paris by Transilien SNCF in 2019, are designed to detect the most common types of fare evasion using advanced, sensor-based feedback mechanisms. The solution, which is ADA-compliant and adaptable to meet agency needs, improves equity in transportation by improving accessibility for all riders as well as helping to ensure passengers pay their share.

SEPTA is one of the largest transit systems in the country, serving five counties in the Greater Philadelphia area and connecting to Delaware and New Jersey transit systems. It operates across six transportation modes and has 2,800 vehicles in service, 285 subway and rail stations, plus 13,000 bus and trolley stops.

Conduent Transportation is a leading provider of streamlined, high-volume mobility services and solutions, spanning road usage charging and advanced transit systems, that enhance the services provided by transportation agencies to benefit the citizens who use them. For over 50 years, the company has helped clients advance transportation solutions in more than 20 countries.

About Conduent

Conduent delivers digital business solutions and services spanning the commercial, government and transportation spectrum – creating valuable outcomes for its clients and the millions of people who count on them. The Company leverages cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation and advanced analytics to deliver mission-critical solutions. Through a dedicated global team of approximately 59,000 associates, process expertise and advanced technologies, Conduent’s solutions and services digitally transform its clients’ operations to enhance customer experiences, improve performance, increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Conduent adds momentum to its clients’ missions in many ways including disbursing approximately $100 billion in government payments annually, enabling 2.3 billion customer service interactions annually, empowering millions of employees through HR services every year and processing nearly 13 million tolling transactions every day. Learn more at

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