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Tag Archives: BART

AcuFare 135 Reader Enhances BART Customer Experience

In support of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) operations, Acumen recently delivered the AcuFare™ 135 reader designed to reinforce the customer-service ticketing function in BART’s transit stations. BART operates 46 stations and it selected the AcuFare 135 reader to assist customer service agents with traveler inquiries regarding their contactless fare cards or […]

Acumen 2017 Highlights

Acumen’s current company tagline is “Improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure.”  On the surface it is a statement about our mission to help fix the country’s ailing rails, roads, runways, ports and transit systems. Dig a little deeper though, and you will see that this tagline also speaks to our passion for enhancing the key conduits […]

Art and Transit: An Odd Couple That Works

Public transit reflects the soul of any city.  A public transit system provides major visual continuity for its city; much like branches flowing from a tree – it symbolizes an intimate, tangible connection to its base. Can you imagine San Francisco without its cable cars or BART; Portland, OR without its streetcars; or London without […]

Smart Cards: Savvy Move for Small Transit Agencies

The transportation landscape for small, mid-sized and rural transit agencies is changing. Many of them want to take advantage of smart-card solutions — better fare management, ridership data, tracking and reporting capabilities — but they don’t necessarily have the infrastructure in place and cannot afford much of the functionality in high-end solutions. I’ve considered this […]