Ticket to Ride
Ticketing in transit must be fast, secure and highly resilient in terms availability and robustness.
Contactless and mobile ticketing built on or modelled on EMV® is designed to be fast.
Technology and a BYOD strategy on payment method
From a rider's perspective, convenience is treasured, and passengers tend to enjoy being able to pay with the method of choice:
Mobile App (in which the card information is stored)
Mobile Wallet using RFID with NFC, or plastic (in which the mobile device emulates a contactless chip card)
EMV Payment Cards (Contact or contactless using RFID with NFC)
Open-loop vs Closed-Loop Payments
Large-scale operators will try to balance the mix of usability and convenience with cost of acceptance. For instance, in a domestic setting, up to three tiers of payment option could be used to address the full spectrum of demand in the market:
Proprietary ticketing system (potentially combined with credit, direct debit or SEPA payments) – typically used to address commuters.
Domestic Payment Scheme – to address non-regular domestic travelers for single or day tickets.
International Payment Scheme – to enable international tourists and business travelers for single or day tickets.
Aconite Technology for Mass Transit Payments
Aconite Technology is highly experienced in payments and ticketing for mass transit operators. Based on our extensive experience in helping large transit operators, we would be pleased to tell you how we can help you implement a cost-effective, state of the art ticketing payments system. Please contact us to set up an initial discussion.