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  • So that’s payments sorted! But what about fares?

    21 Jan 2021 Jeremy Meal, Independent Fares and Smart Ticketing Adviser
    It bugs me! It’s plain for all to see that the industry has been focussed, obsessed even, on diversifying the ‘choice’ in the means of making payment for public transport more ‘convenient’. The effort ...
  • The Scottish Government has made £1 million available to as part of the second and final round of the Mobility as a Service Investment Fund which aims to make public transport easier while encouraging ...
  • When assessing the current state of MaaS around the globe, there is impressive progress being made in a few cities where minds and data are open. A quotation from American-Canadian writer William Gibs ...
  • We are all familiar with barcodes, especially the Uniform Product Code used in supermarkets since the 1970s. It is called a linear barcode because the bars run in a single direction. The depth of the ...
  • Are you prepared for the fourth era of public transport?

    15 Oct 2020 Philippe Vappereau, Chairman, Calypso Networks Association (CNA)
    It’s impossible to ignore the crushing impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic on the use of public transport. What many of us may have not considered, however, is how this has prompted the most signif ...
  • Deploying Technology for Resilient Mobility During and After COVID-19

    15 Oct 2020 Dave Roat, Strategy Director, Cubic Transportation Systems
    Like most aspects of our personal and professional lives, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the world’s transportation systems. In particular, public transportation has seen decreases ...
  • Going contactless has its benefits, not just the ones you can't see

    15 Oct 2020 Adrian Kelly, Chief Product Officer, Vix Technology
    The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly accelerated the shift from cash to contactless payment methods across many countries, leaving public transport operators around the world considering whether ...
  • Contact-free public transport

    15 Oct 2020 John Elliot, Head of Transit Practice, Consult Hyperion
    I heard on the radio that, despite ministers encouraging people in England back to work in their offices, most are staying at home. Commuter trains are about one-third full and buses are about 40% ful ...
  • Interoperability in cross-border public transport ticketing - an example from the Aachen border region

    15 Oct 2020 Dominik Elsmann, Head of Cross-border, Transport, Aachener Verkehrsverbund
    Enabling interoperable cross-border ticketing in public transport is a challenge for most regions within Europe. However, in the border region of Aachen first steps into the direction of seamless trav ...
  • “…Don’t Look Back In Anger…” The scene… A pub in Birmingham ….The year… 2041

    15 Oct 2020 Martin Howell, Head of Transport Markets UK&I, Worldline
    “I was reading an article about passenger transport last week. Quite interesting, actually, about how far we’d come in twenty years.” “Really?  I can’t even remember that far back…” “Come off it – it’ ...

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