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Cammax iPoint SMART Ticketing machines rolled out as Bristol’s m1 metrobus service set for launch

21.12.2018

Following months of testing and hard work by transport operators, local government and manufacturers, the launch date for metrobus’ latest route has finally been revealed. The new m1 service promises to better connect people living in south Bristol with the city centre, UWE and Cribbs Causeway. It will officially launch on January 6th, 2019 and will be the third […]

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How is SMART Ticketing Helping to Fight Congestion in York?

17.12.2018

Aside from the environmental impact of rising congestion in the UK, a recent study has also considered the financial costs incurred by motorists as a result. In total, British drivers wasted an average of 31 hours in rush-hour traffic in 2017, at the individual cost of £1,168 per motorist. The UK is the world’s 10th […]

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Is Cash still king on West Yorkshire’s Buses?

14.12.2018

Last year saw debit card payments supersede cash transactions for the very first time in the UK, at least according to banking industry figures. This is a common and widespread trend among modern consumers, who are also using a host of smart and digital options to pay their fares on public transport. These payment options […]

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SMART Success for Robin Hood Initiative in Nottingham

21.09.2018

The Robin Hood ITSO smartcard initiative was launched in 2015 as part of a drive by Nottingham City council to deliver access to more convenient and cost-effect travel across the region’s public transport network. Three years on, and with the city boasting the highest penetration of SMART ticket vending machines (TVMs) in the UK, we look […]

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Ensuring successful adoption in the era of SMART Public Transport

19.09.2018

Over recent years operators, councils and other stakeholders have invested heavily in attempts to modernise the UK public transport sector in what some commentators are labelling ‘the SMART revolution’. From Leeds to Bristol, pioneering initiatives like SMART ticketing and Real Time Information (RTI) are quickly becoming omnipresent and the benefits to both passengers and operators […]

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The Importance of Secure Payment Devices and Data

17.05.2018

You would be amazed by how many organisations don’t take payment security seriously enough, particularly when it comes to protecting data. In 2016, over a thousand serious payment data breaches were recorded in the UK, and a year later that figure had almost doubled, costing millions of pounds to customers, banks and businesses. As more […]

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ITSO Mobile Trial Launched on West Yorkshire Public Transport

14.05.2018

West Yorkshire is set to welcome new SMART ticketing on public transport as contactless continues to take over as the main payment method used on buses and trains. ITSO, the organisation that manages the specification used by transport providers to implement SMART ticketing schemes, is planning to run a mobile trial that will enable passengers […]

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The Rise of Contactless in West Yorkshire

15.04.2018

The contactless revolution is well underway in West Yorkshire with a staggering 80,000 contactless transactions recorded across First West Yorkshire services in just over a month, latest research reveals. The news comes as operators and suppliers including First West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and Cammax have teamed up to launch a number of […]

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