Conduent Transportation announced the successful implementation of a new account-based ticketing system for Brescia Mobilità’s light metro transit network in northern Italy.
Each day, approximately 50.000 people use the Brescia Metro system.
The company launched the new system allowing riders to access the service using major contactless credit and debit cards, including Mastercard, Visa, American Express, VPay, Visa Electron and Maestro.
NFC-enabled devices, such as smartphones and smart watches with digital wallets, such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay, can also be used.
With account-based ticketing (ABT), the ticket is not stored on a device or other media, such as a smartphone or smart card, but in the cloud.
Installed in just under three months between October and December 2019, the new system provides riders with an additional payment option, along with traditional ticket machines located in each metro station.
Riders can also use Mobile Ticket, a digital ticket that can be purchased via text message or “BresciApp!”.
This project follows a contract Brescia Mobilità awarded Conduent earlier in 2019 to upgrade its fare collection with Conduent’s ATLAS system on its 200 buses and light metro subway.