Implementing a smarter system

An interview with Jeroen Meijerink, policy officer at the Directorate of Road Infrastructure and Traffic Safety in The Hague, the Netherlands, is presented. The public transport market in the Netherlands is outlined. There are 12 provinces responsible for using rural public transport concessions, with seven regional authorities around the big cities responsible for urban public transport. The introduction of the strip ticket system or strippenkaart in 1980 provided a fully integrated ticketing and fare system in both regional and urban transport areas. The limitations of this system are outlined. The implementation of a smart card system is described with reference to the Trans Link Systems and the OV-chipkaart smart card. The smart card is available as prepay and autoreload formats and will allow the public to travel on trams, buses, subways and trains using a single contactless ticket with payment per kilometre. The management of the project to introduce the smart card by the Dutch Ministry of Transport is outlined. (A)

  • Authors:
    • Turnbull, A
  • Publication Date: 2007-1


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  • Accession Number: 01050637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2007 11:47PM