New forms of payment for public transport
TESTING A TICKETLESS CONTACT PAYMENT SYSTEM ON BILBOBUS
IDOM is working with Bilbao City Council on the implementation of a contactless payment system for single tickets on the Bilbobus Line 56 route. The passenger can pay with physical or virtual credit cards installed on smartphones using Google Pay or Apple Pay, based on the EMV and NFC systems.
The goal of the City Council is to reduce cash payment by users who at that time do not have a travel card or have run out of balance in their Barik travel card. In addition, these payment systems will alleviate the possible concentrations of passengers getting on buses, an important factor in the current pandemic situation, since it reduces the chances of contagion and improves the quality of service.
IDOM has contributed by carrying out the technical review and validation of the architecture, equipment and operations of the solution, as well as the coordination and management of the implementation and start-up of the new system.