Fare Collection & Revenue Management

Convenience, cost-savings and amenities – your passengers demand it all. Helping you create a fare collection system that exceeds those expectations is our priority. 

What INIT can help you achieve

Increase ridership

  • Simplified fare purchases
  • Best price calculation / fare capping
  • Intermodal payment networks
  • Open Payments (EMV)
  • Virtualized mobile wallet smart cards 
  • A variety of sales channels

Streamline sales processes and costs

  • Easy integration of 3rd party applications based on open architecture and Application Programming Interfaces (API)
  • Comprehensive fare management and clearing functionality
  • Compliance with various industry standards
  • Account-based solutions

Fare structures and ticket options should not hinder your customers’ travel. Passengers want to buy the right fare simply and quickly, and at the lowest possible price. INIT’s innovative fare collection solutions help break down barriers by supporting intermodal travel chains, MaaS structures, open payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, as well as various fare media. We help you deliver best price options and facilitate a convenient customer-oriented mix of distribution channels.

Core of the fare collection system

With the advent of multi-modal and multi-client fare structures, a powerful back office system is necessary for managing your modern fare system. MOBILEvario serves as the core intelligence for any account-based fare system. With its open architecture design, workflow- and customer relationship management are key benefits for delivering the flexibility you need in today’s digital environment.

Points of sale

Easy access to tickets requires a broad range of convenient sales channels. This is especially true for occasional riders. INIT delivers the tools you need for meeting the varied requirements of your passengers. Whether web-based applications, onboard validation and platform ticket vending machines (TVM), or convenient apps, we make it easy to offer fare collection solutions for the twenty-first century.

19 companies, one ticketing system

Along with the implementation of a regional ITCS system in the German state of Saxony, a complete sales technology upgrade was required by 19 companies of the two public transport associations: the VVO organization for the Oberelbe region, and the ZVON organization for the Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien region. The new INIT solution enables the sale of all tickets for the regions served by both associations. A particular benefit for commuters who use services in both districts. Plus, the equipment supports scanning and reading of electronic tickets. And fare changes can be implemented easily in a matter of hours.

Hendrik Wagner

Head of Fare Management
Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe GmbH

Learn more in our video about the Hop Fastpass system - an open payments electronic ticketing system launched by TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar, in partnership with INIT, in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area.

Technical Highlights

  • Automated clearing house function for correct distribution of revenues
  • Seamless integration with INIT’s operations control & real-time passenger information
  • Compliance with international standards such as EMV
  • Meets a wide range of country-specific requirements
  • Account-based concept
  • Open Payment
  • Multi-client capability
  • Smart migration strategies

The next generation of fare collection & revenue management

With account-based fare systems, the intelligence is stored in the back office system where transactions are managed in real time. The travel media contains only the unique ID referring to the customer account, in which all balances and products are stored centrally.

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Knowledge database

Get more information and the latest news on INIT’s fare collection solutions.

Project report
Luxtram joins successful INIT ticketing system
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Contactless payment for National Express West Midlands
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Turku went into operation with revolutionary ticketing system
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Honolulu taps INIT for ID-/account-based ticketing system
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Frankfurt stays up to date with system migration
Press release
Orange County: OCTA partners with INIT for mobile ticketing project

10 January 2017

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Account-based Ticketing in the Sunshine State
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Account-based Ticketing System in Michigan
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Emden receives integrated ITCS and fare management system
Press release
Honolulu taps INIT for smart card, mobile ticket system

25 April 2016



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