Cubic Receives $7 Million Contract to Link BART to San Francisco Bay Areas Regional Smart Card Progr

Friday 27 February 2004 17:15 CET | News

Cubic Transportation Systems has received a $7 million contract from the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to provide technology that will link BART to the regional mass transit smart card ticketing program known as TransLink.

Cubic will deliver the hardware and software needed to allow the BART fare collection system to accept and process the TransLink card, as well as upload and download any fare table changes or other business rules implemented by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the regional planning agency in charge of the project that will link the regions major transportation operators. Cubics technology will include its patented Tri-Reader, the first smart card reader that can read any type of contactless smart card that meets ISO standards. Designed to give transit agencies flexibility into the future, the Tri-Reader will give BART the ability to introduce other applications. This most recent contract brings the total to $59.18 million in products and services that Cubic has delivered to BART since the original contract award in 1999 for the replacement of the agencys previous fare collection system and the new systems expansion to the new San Francisco Airport extension. In December 2003, Cubic completed the delivery of the new fare collection system, which consists of station computers, system communications network, electronic gates, ticket vending machines, add-fare machines and software, including a new parking application launched in 2002 that makes it possible for travelers to pay for parking with the same fare card used for rail fares.

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