The introduction of a new ticketing system that will allow commuters to catch public transport in Queensland by using mobile phones, smart watches and debit or credit cards will improve the travel experience of the millions of people across the State who catch a train, bus or ferry every day, the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) said today.
TTF Chief Executive Margy Osmond congratulated Cubic Transportation Systems on being selected by the Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads to deliver the new contactless payment ticketing system.
“The Queensland Government’s $371 million investment into this new ticketing system will deliver one of the most modern and secure public transport payment systems in the world,” Ms Osmond said.
“The roll out of this revolutionary new contactless payment system will make life easier for commuters by removing the inconvenience of having to queue and top up cards when taking a trip.
“It will also significantly enhance the visitor experience by allowing tourists travelling to and from Queensland’s airports to purchase a one-off fare.
“This new contactless transport payment option will make travel quicker, easier and seamless, and will play a vital role in easing congestion and reducing overall travel times.
“Cubic have an extremely strong track record of delivering advanced ticketing and payment technologies in cities such as New York and Boston and it is extremely pleasing to see Queensland will be the next place to benefit from this technology.”