First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) in Hawaii is trialing Holo Card, an account-based electronic fare system from Init, over a three-month period. It will then be made available on all buses owned by Oahu Transit Services.
The e-fare system will allow passengers using Oahu’s TheBus service to load passes or add value via their mobile device on route to board a bus or by visiting a local retail outlet.
This project stems from an agreement with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services.
A fleet of 550 buses has been equipped with Init proximity card readers, driver displays and routes to allow riders to use Holo Cards and electronic tickets.
Additionally, Init is to supply more than one-hundred ticket vending machines and nearly 140 fare gates for the rail system in a bid to make the Holo Card available for the city’s rail system in December 2020.
Looking ahead, the partnership will explore the possibility of integrating the Holo Card with Biki, the city’s bike-share system.
Last year, Init installed its next-generation fare system in Tennessee as part of a contract with the Nashville Transit Authority.