Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), the lead procuring agency of the local Regional Working Group (RWG) in Tampa, Florida, has awarded INIT the contract for a region-wide electronic ticketing and fare management system. The RWG consists of five county transit agencies (HART, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), Hernando County’s THE Bus, Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT), and Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT). Additional project partners include the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA).
The contract between INIT and the RWG will involve the deployment of an integrated fare system using account-based smart cards and mobile ticketing. INIT’s passenger terminals, PROXmobile3, will be installed on more than 600 buses for the validation of the new fare media. INIT will also supply the back-end clearing and processing system MOBILEvario to facilitate the management of the RWG’s individual customer accounts, setting of fare rules, revenue processing and statistical evaluation reporting.