First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Conduent Transportation is to install a fare collection system in the Flanders region of Belgium which will enable contactless bank card payments and account-based ticketing.
Conduent will also operate the system for ten years on behalf of Flemish transport company De Lijn.
Commuters will be able to use bank cards based on cEMV (contactless Europay, MasterCard and Visa) or use a contactless public operator payment card by the end of 2019. An aggregated payment method which accumulates transactions over time to provide the best fare will also be available.
A second phase will follow in mid-2020 which will utilise account-based ticketing to store tickets in the cloud. The technology allows a range of devices to be linked via the cloud to the passenger’s back office account.
As part of the contract, Conduent will deliver 10,000 VPE 430 validators on buses and trams across Flanders.
Last month, Conduent confirmed it is to deliver 1,700 smartcard ticket validators to Dutch transport company RET in spring 2019.