French bus companies implement multi-modal ticketing
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
The Syndicat Mixte Intermodal Régional de Transports (SMIRT), a group of transport authorities in northern France, is to deploy the Conduent Mobility Companion Platform to deliver a new solution that simplifies ticket purchase and route information for passengers.
The solution, called passpass.fr, enables door-to-door trip planning and combines a range of bus and train travel options from the 14 local transportation authorities in SMIRT, as well as access to carpooling and bike hire.
Passengers enter departure and arrival points in the Transport Route Planner, as well as sorting options such as cost, carbon footprint, maximum walking time and number of connections. The application then offers the best routes, multimodal travel options and prices established from a wide variety of mobility partners, both public and private.
The solution is expected to be enhanced during 2017 to include additional travel offerings in the region such as the best cycling routes, car sharing, cross-Channel ferry links and, potentially, other offerings such as taxis or flight schedules.