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Ile de France Mobilités has chosen the Conduent-Flowbird alliance to install a modern on-board ticketing platform to replace outdated equipment across the transit network.
Transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités and Comutitres, has selected Conduent Transportation and Flowbird to replace an outmoded bus and tram onboard ticketing platform.
Comutitres, which is in charge of ticket management for public (RATP, SNCF) and private (Optile) transport operators on behalf of Ile de France Mobilités, has chosen the Conduent-Flowbird alliance to install a modern on-board ticketing platform to replace outdated equipment across the transit network.
Under the terms of the 10-year contract, Conduent and Flowbird will design, install and maintain the driver consoles, ticket validators, central units and communication devices on board the region’s public transit vehicles.
The Ile-de-France region has a population of approximately 12 million people who take about nine million trips every day on public transport.
“The modernisation of the Ile-de-France ticketing system is continuing. Ile-de-France Mobilités aims to make life easier for the millions of people using public transport in Ile-de-France thanks to some of the most modern ticketing services in the world. This project is a new stage in our ambitious strategy to transform ticketing,” said Laurent Probst, managing director of Ile-de-France Mobilités.
“Comutitres has a bold vision of a modern, technologically advanced system that will equip the buses and trams of the Ile-de-France region and become a model for the world”
The new onboard ticketing platform will, reportedly, be one of the largest of its kind based on Information Technology for Public Transport (ITxPT ) specifications, which are increasingly becoming an industry standard. The ITxPT association provides specifications and guidelines for open architecture, data and interoperability between IT systems, for public transport and other mobility services.
“More than ever, solutions that encourage modal shift to public transport and optimise the management of urban spaces are at the heart of the needs of city dwellers. The choice of Comutitres to implement open and interoperable technologies fully attests to this,” said Bertrand Barthelemy, CEO of Flowbird.
“With our 600 high-tech engineers in France, specialising in urban mobility, we are pleased to bring our skills and expertise to support Comutitres in the renewal of ticketing in the Ile-de-France region.”
“Comutitres has a bold vision of a modern, technologically advanced system that will equip the buses and trams of the Ile-de-France region and become a model for the world,” added Jean-Charles Zaia, general manager, public transit at Conduent Transportation.
“Given our more than 50 years of expertise in this area, our team is well positioned to help Comutitres implement an on-board solution at scale for one of the largest transit systems in the world.”
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