RSS 22 february 2017

Transport Fares to be Made Exclusively Electronic

A discussion held at the Analytical Center covered the issues related to the development of electronic payment systems regarding the fare payment on regular passenger transport.  The experts reviewed their development from the point of view of the authorities, developers, integrators, the research community and passengers themselves.

Yuri Ryabikov, Project Manager at NovaCard JSC, spoke about the Citycard fare payment system implemented in Nizhny Novgorod. "Over 400,000 people in our region use transport cards, and the majority of them have special preferences. As all the people who have preferential transport documents are personified, we can keep the exact statistics of their trips," the expert said. Talking about the innovations introduced by the company, the expert mentioned the use of mobile applications, in particular, the center for topping up transport cards from any location. "Those who do not have mobile phones can top up their card at the terminal, which is also used to check the balance, or at Sberbank self-service terminals," Mr. Ryabikov explained.

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