Cubic Wins Florida Smart Ticketing Deal

23 February 2010 (Last Updated February 23rd, 2010 18:30)

US firm Cubic will design and deliver services for a new smart card ticketing and revenue management system for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), in a deal worth $15m. Featuring Cubic's Nextfare open software and hardware platform, the system will process smar

US firm Cubic will design and deliver services for a new smart card ticketing and revenue management system for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), in a deal worth $15m.

Featuring Cubic's Nextfare open software and hardware platform, the system will process smart cards and printed tickets for 76 ticket vending machines, 85 station validators, six ticket office machines and 60 handheld units.

Tri-Rail, the commuter railway linking Palm Beach and Broward counties with Miami-Dade County, will be the first to join the new card system, which will be compatible with Miami-Dade Transit's existing easy card system.

The SFRTA-Miami Dade Transit interoperability will create the first multi-agency regional system compliant with the American Public Transportation Association's Contactless Fare Media Standard.