A Review of the Migration to Standardized Smart-Cards for Concessionary Travel in Wales, UK

This paper will review the migration to standardized smart-cards on buses for concessionary travel in Wales, UK. Through the scheme, people over 60 and disabled passengers have free access to travel at any time of the day across the bus network, with smart-cards enabling a quick and convenient method of boarding. The issue of standardized smart-cards and the implementation of an integrated and centralized system will also provide efficiencies in data capture and analysis, accurate revenue payments to operators, a reduction in fraud, and statistics that will inform future policy and funding. Smartcards will also establish a method for improving public service delivery to the citizens of Wales as the technology will be extended to additional modes of transport and wider citizen applications, thereby making a positive step towards an accessible fully-integrated public transportation system for the country.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01145016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2009 1:20PM