Consultancy services for smart card schemes and
electronic ticketing for public transport
The background to the papers published on this web site is that the author contends that public transport in the UK is an essential public service, and must be treated as such by public and private sector alike. With rapid advances in communications technology over the last few years, and further advances expected, there is an opportunity to transform and integrate ticketing and journey management for bus, train, tram, and metro. Seamless multi-modal multi-operator travel becomes deliverable.
The key is to make use of the ever growing capacity, speed, and affordability of data networks, and install and operate them to push the data about your entitlement out to the places where it has to be, or may have to be, available for use.
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