Azienda Trasporti Verona (ATV) has chosen Conduent Transportation to provide new contactless payment technology for buses in Verona, Italy.
Conduent will provide contactless EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) payment technology, allowing passengers to pay with debit and credit cards, as well as NFC-enabled digital wallets on board ATV buses.
This month, Conduent and ATV are starting a pilot project of the EMV tech on the Airlink bus service between Verona Porta Nuova railway station and Verona airport.
From the autumn, Conduent will begin installing ticket validators on the 540 buses serving Verona and its suburbs.
Massimo Bettarello, president of ATV, says: “Technology plays an increasingly important role in making everyday tasks easier and faster, which is why we wanted to implement this Conduent Transportation technology to ensure our transportation networks and our passengers benefit from the convenience and safety of EMV technology.”
Italy is a major market for Conduent, but the company has not worked with ATV before, says Lou Keyes, Conduent president of transportation solutions: “Modernising the ticketing system in Verona is a significant investment in improving the transportation experience for the travelling public."