First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) is to continue providing maintenance and technical support for the TAP regional fare programme in Los Angeles for five and a half years.
The contract extension, valued at $68.2 million, is part of an agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LAMetro).
TAP, LAMetro’s contactless system that links 26 regional transit providers on a common contactless smart card, is being improved to include a mobile app to complement LAMetro’s cloud wallet, TAPforce.
CTS says TAPforce allows users to load value to a cloud account and use the funds to load TAP cards and pay for a range of Mobility as a Service programmes implemented by LAMetro, such as parking or ride-share services.
Matt Newsome, vice president and general manager of Western Region, CTS, says the company will “aid the region in better managing traffic flows, improving the appeal of mass transit and helping Metro to better prepare for the Olympics in 2028”.