Smart Ticketing - Articles and news items

Multimodal Ventra app in Chicago exceeds two million downloads

Industry news  •  14 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace have announced that the Ventra transit app has been downloaded more than two million times.

Contactless travel is now available to millions of Stagecoach customers

Industry news  •  14 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Millions of Stagecoach passengers have access to contactless bus travel as the operator continues to roll-out the technology across the UK.

Smart ticketing for bus travel goes paperless

Industry news, Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  9 August 2017  •  Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills from Stagecoach talks to Eurotransport about the company’s new smartphone app which will make bus travel cheaper and quicker.

The Lothian bus and tram app goes multilingual

Industry news  •  9 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

With the Lothian app, visitors to Edinburgh are now able to access bus and tram information on their mobile device in ten languages.

Transport for Greater Manchester releases multimodal smart card

Industry news  •  4 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Thousands of passengers can now, for the first time, use a single smart card for all their journeys on any Greater Manchester tram and bus.

Tees Valley operators join forces for latest smart card ticketing initiative

Industry news  •  28 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

Stagecoach North East and Arriva have been joined by Go North East as part of the Easyrider scheme and together have launched a new multi-operator smart card.

Account-based ticketing system launched in Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area

Industry news  •  27 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

Hop Fastpass™, an electronic fare collection system implemented by INIT, has been put into operation in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.

TfL makes it easier to top up Oyster cards while on the go

Industry news  •  20 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

A range of improvements to London’s Oyster ticketing system have been introduced.

BemroseBooth Paragon and Burall InfoSmart coalesce for a smarter future

Industry news  •  28 June 2017  •  EuroTransport

BemroseBooth Paragon (BBP) has acquired Burall InfoSmart, one of the few companies certified to produce ITSO smart cards in the UK.

The first operator in Scotland launches contactless payments

Industry news  •  23 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

First Aberdeen has announced contactless payments for its services, making it the first bus operator in Scotland to deliver the innovation.

The MCard is one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London

Industry news  •  23 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The number of journeys made using the travel smartcard MCard rose to 16.3 million in 2016 – which is a 20% increase.

New RTPI features for passengers in Quebec City

Industry news  •  21 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Travelers on the Réseau de Transport de la Capitale (RTC) in Quebec City now have access to a new feature on the Nomade application.

Imagine never having to queue for a travel ticket ever again

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  21 June 2017  •  David Braddock, Director of Nevis Technologies

For Eurotransport, David Braddock, Director of Nevis Technologies discusses the next step in the evolution of smart travel ticketing…

The Swift smartcard – new look, new solutions, new customers

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 June 2017  •  Transport for West Midlands

For Eurotransport, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) discusses its smartcard, Swift, and the benefits it allows its customers.

Ticketing & Payment Technology In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 3 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  12 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

In this Ticketing & Payment Technology In-Depth Focus: ‘Transparent NFC’ connects the Leap Card to solve comms and top-up challenges; The growth of contactless ticketing; Seamless travel; and mTickets and contactless technology make big impact at First Bus…