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Vix Technology to provide fare system in Edmonton metropolitan region, Canada [free access]

July 10, 2017

Vix Technology has secured a 15-year contract to implement an advanced fare system on bus services operated by Edmonton Transit Service, Strathcona County Transit and St Albert Transit, as well as the light-rail transit (LRT) system in Edmonton.


The scope of work includes upgrading the fare system of the three cities from a cash and paper-based ticketing system to an account-based, contactless fare payment system. The company will design, build, operate and maintain the fare system, including the front-end equipment, back-office infrastructure and smart card media.


The new system will allow flexible payment options, including contactless Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) cards, branded retail prepaid cards as well as agency or third party-issued transit cards.