Innovative Transit Solutions

Delivering a convenient digital fare experience for mass transit riders


Customer application

  • Transit fare solution

NoSQL Solution

Use case

  • Mobile data management
  • Operational dashboarding
  • Session store
  • Shopping cart
  • User profile store
  • Caching


Key features

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When the Las Vegas Monorail wanted to modernize its fare system, Innovative Transit Solutions used Couchbase to implement a new solution that not only provides more convenient ways for riders to purchase and use digital tickets, but also cuts the high cost of maintaining traditional mag-stripe ticket systems. Couchbase also allows the monorail to put database instances at the edge of the network – in the stations and at the gates – and then operate in offline mode if cloud connectivity becomes unavailable. In a pilot project for the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, the new system boosted ridership by 30% and increased revenue by 50%.

“Couchbase delivers strong performance and supports the offline mode we need to keep riders moving.”

T.J. Crawford
Founder & CEO, Innovative Transit Solutions


  • Fast performance for a responsive customer experience
  • Open technology that can facilitate innovation
  • Offline functionality to support current fare gates and future handheld deployments


  • Online ticket purchase can be scanned at a gate immediately
  • New digital and self-print formats replace expensive mag-stripe ticket systems
  • Edge databases in gates function independently, online or offline
  • Scaled rapidly – from 10,000 to 136,000 users within a few months