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Industry news • 1 September 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
GlobalPlatform has announced the membership of ITSO, the smart ticketing platform organisation, as its latest Public Entity Member.
Issue 6 2014 • 22 December 2014 • John Verity, Chief Advisor for ITSO Limited
Smart ticketing has emerged over the past few months as one of the central considerations when it comes to a number of core transport issues in the UK, just as it is throughout Europe. However, Chief Advisor for ITSO Limited John Verity explains that a wider working partnership for ticketing is needed for success and future growth…
The ITSO specification has played an integral role in the early success of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) that has rolled out across the country. On the 1 April 2008, England took a momentous step on the path towards integrated smart travel, with some 6.8 million cards being distributed to people over the age of 60 and the disabled.
ENCTS follows the relatively smaller national schemes that have evolved over the last few years in Scotland and Wales, and whilst both the over 60’s and the disabled in Britain can benefit from free travel, the significance of the extended roll out in England for the development of a countrywide smart ticketing platform will become increasingly apparent.