Telvent to develop electronic fare system for Calgary Transit

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Updated May 6, 2011

Telvent, a real-time IT solutions and information provider, announced that it has been selected by The City of Calgary to implement a contactless smart card-based electronic fare collection system for Calgary Transit. When the project is completed, Calgary Transit will provide to more than 94 million passengers per year a more convenient method to pay for fares.

Telvent says the new contactless EFC system will allow Calgary Transit to obtain information from the field fare collection equipment, customize fare policy and offer more flexible methods of payment. “We are confident that as Calgary Transit upgrades to an electronic fare collection process, Telvent technology will enable Calgary Transit to optimize the customer experience, improve mobility and efficiently manage fare collection for Calgary’s traveling public,” says Ignacio Gonzalez, Telvent chairman and chief executive officer.