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. Whether smart cards, mobile tickets, open payments or everything in between - we make it easy for you to streamline processes and costs while helping your passengers to access public transit more easily.

Benefits

Increase ridership

  • Simplified fare purchases
  • Best price calculation / fare capping
  • Intermodal payment networks
  • Open Payments
  • A variety of sales channels

Streamline sales processes and costs

  • Easy integration of specialized applications due to the open architecture
  • Comprehensive fare management and clearing functionality
  • Compliance with various industry standards
  • Account-based solutions

Fare structures and ticket options should not hinder your costumers’ 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, Open Payments and 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 provides the most comprehensive set of features for fare management and revenue clearing. It serves as the core intelligence for account-based fare systems. Its open architecture offers 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 and platform devices, or convenient apps, we make it easy to offer fare collection solutions for the twenty-first century.

Scope

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

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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References

Knowledge database

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

Press release
INIT and Bestmile to offer Mobility Solutions for Driverless Fleets Integrated in Public Transport Systems

28 November 2018

Article
Multi-channel ticket sales: a must in public transport
Project report
Metrolink awards major contract for modern, account-based ticketing system to INIT
Project report
Nashville taps INIT for Electronic Fare Management (EFM) project

Contact

Our experts can answer your questions and give you additional information.

Scott Walsh

Senior Director, Business Development
INIT Inc
Virginia/USA

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