Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has chosen Init to install its next-generation fare system. The solution is intended to offer passengers more convenient fare options and allow them to manage their account transactions and balances.
Through the agreement, Init will implement its smart fare validators on approximately 270 vehicles and will install eight ticket vending machines (TVMs). The fare will be available across MTA’s fixed route buses and its AccessRide paratransit vans.
Init’s back-office software, Mobilevario, will process real-time fare transactions.
The system will be rolled out over the course of 2019 and early 2020.
Going forward, MTA plans to have Init TVMs with built-in security cameras and proximity validators installed on Gray Line Buses and Music City Star Trains operated by the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee.