Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) has been named Ticketing Enabler of the Year 2023 in the 11th annual Transport Ticketing Awards programme at the Transport Ticketing Global Summit.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced last year the joint development and deployment of a fare-capping programme to increase ridership and reduce costs and challenges surrounding everyday travel - and in October expanded its Omny contactless fare payment system to more than one million New York City reduced-fare customers.
Christian Henry, CTS senior vice president, says: "This award acknowledges that, in collaboration with our partners at the MTA in New York City, we are providing innovative tools for travellers to efficiently and cost-effectively travel and pay for their journeys.”
In that category, Thales was highly commended for its Bangkok EMV account-based ticketing solution.
Other Transport Ticketing Global winners included JakLingko Integrated Fare in Jakarta, Indonesia, which won the Most Innovative Customer Serving Operator trophy.
Ticketing Technology of the Year was won by Littlepay - Reinventing the Concessionary Fare, where Conduent's 3D Fare Gate solution was highly commended.
Best MaaS Initiative 2023 was won by Opal+ and Breeze (Solent Transport, Unicard, Trafi) received high commendation from the judges.
Meanwhile Best Smart Ticketing Programme (200k+ Daily Journeys) was won by Ridango, for its work in making public transport in Kyiv, Ukraine, more convenient.
And in the same category for schemes with fewer than 200,000 journeys, Leicester Ticketing Partnership triumphed with Project Coral.