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The rise and rise of smart ticketing

Smart ticketing is one of the key elements that can improve the passenger experience on public transport, and that applies to BRT systems as much as anywhere else, explains Lindsay Robertson, director of member services at ITSO, the smart ticketing technical specification organisation

Lindsay Robertson
The DfT’s aim is to enable most public transport journeys to be undertaken by smart ticketing by the end of 2014, explains ITSO’s Lindsay Robertson
The DfT’s aim is to enable most public transport journeys to be undertaken by smart ticketing by the end of 2014, explains ITSO’s Lindsay Robertson
ITSO-compliant smartcards are spreading out from buses, to BRT, and rail
ITSO-compliant smartcards are spreading out from buses, to BRT, and rail

 

Smart ticketing is strongly supported by the Department for Transport, which has as one of its aims “delivering, with operators and public sector bodies, the infrastructure to enable most public transport journeys to be undertaken using smart ticketing by December 2014 “. So it is perhaps no surprise that proposals for existing and future BRT schemes include smart ticketing elements.

For example, the Pennine Reach BRT project in East Lancashire plans to build on the NoWcard platform...

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