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Innovative Transit Solutions - Delivering a convenient digital fare experience for mass transit riders

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%.

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

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

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

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