Brescia introduces contactless payment on all buses

Conduent’s validators allow runners contactless access to the service

Brescia Mobilità is working with the services and solutions company Conduent Transportation to introduce a contactless payment system to its bus fleet.

The system will be active on the 220 buses that serve the Italian city and 14 surrounding municipalities. Brescia Mobilità claims to be the first city in Italy to introduce contactless payment services across its entire bus fleet, which carried around 40 million passengers in 2019.

Use on the transport network

Conduent, which provides automated and analytical transport solutions for government agencies, implemented an account-based ticketing system on the Brescia Mobilità light rail network in December 2019. By extending the payment platform to buses, it is now possible to access the entire public transport network with a credit or debit card.

“Brescia Mobilità’s goal is to meet the needs of our runners and to make Brescia’s integrated mobility system increasingly accessible and compliant with the highest European standards,” said Marco Medeghini, Managing Director of Brescia Mobilità .

“By taking advantage of advanced technologies and systems, such as those of Conduent Transportation, Brescia Mobilità remains one of the most user-friendly public transport systems in Italy.”

Conduent ticket validators, located at the front of buses, allow passengers to access the service using major contactless credit and debit cards, including Mastercard, Visa, American Express, VPay and Maestro. NFC-enabled devices, such as smartphones and smartwatches with digital wallets, such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay, can also be used.

“By taking advantage of advanced technologies and systems, such as those of Conduent Transportation, Brescia Mobilità remains one of the most user-friendly public transport systems in Italy”

With account-based ticketing, the ticket is not stored on a device or other medium, such as a smartphone or smart card, but in the cloud. This allows a range of devices or media to be securely linked via the cloud to the passenger’s account in the back office, making travel easier and more connected.

“Brescia Mobilità is a prime example of how public transport systems are rapidly modernizing using technology to deliver transparent and user-centric services that enhance the public transport experience,” added Jean- Charles Zaia, general manager of public transport at Conduent. “By extending contactless payment to buses, users now have an improved, easy-to-use system that unites the Brescia Mobilità public transport network.”

Conduction solutions cover road charging and management, parking and sidewalk management, as well as advanced transit and public safety systems.

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