Cubic Transportation Systems has installed mobile validators on the Minneapolis Metro Transit bus fleet to replace previous card validators used in the Go-To smart card system.
The state-of-good-repair project was awarded under a $5 million contract. The new validators meet Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) compliance and include the capability of adding technologies in the future such as NFC-mobile payments, open payments and account-based processing.
Metro Transit ordered more than 2,000 mobile validators to replace their legacy card validators, including an initial 500 units installed on Metro Mobility buses last year. The success of that project, which for the first time brought smart card capability to the paratransit service, led to Metro Transit ordering an additional 1,600 validators to be installed across their entire bus fleet.
Cubic has delivered systems and services to Metro Transit since 2002 when the Go-To smart regional ticketing system was awarded for the agency’s light rail and bus systems.
Cubic Corporation designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services focused in the transportation, defense training and secure communications markets. As the parent company of two major business units, Cubic’s mission is to increase situational awareness and understanding for customers worldwide. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services to create intelligent travel solutions for transportation authorities and operators.
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