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Cubic Faces Tight Deadline to Implement Open-Loop Payments in Los Angeles

With approval of a $66.4 million contract upgrade by the LA Metro board, Cubic Transportation…

Updated: Netherlands Stands by Plan to Retire Much-Used Closed-Loop Card by End of 2025

Dutch transport officials are still on track to fully retire the country’s nationwide closed-loop card…

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Regulators Question Backers of Denmark’s High-Profile National Mobile-Ticketing App over Data-Protection Concerns

Denmark’s high-profile project to replace its much-used closed-loop fare card with a nationwide mobile-ticketing app…

Denmark Issues Tender Request for Card Validators for Customers Who Will Not Use Nationwide Mobile-Ticketing App

Danish transport officials this week issued a tender request for vendors to supply validators to…

Cubic Wins Appeal in Denmark, as Officials Cancel One of the Contracts for National Mobile-Ticketing System

Denmark’s Complaints Board for Public Procurement took the rare step of annulling a contract approved…

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Small Dutch Start-Up that Bought MaaS Global Assets Says It Can Avoid ‘Pitfalls’ That Defeated Whim App

The small Dutch start-up that bought pioneering mobility-as-a-service start-up MaaS Global from a bankruptcy administrator…

From Guru to Poster Child for MaaS’ Failures, Whim App Founder Calls it Quits

Sampo Hietanen, founder and CEO of high-profile mobility-as-a-service start-up MaaS Global this evening issued some…

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Melbourne Project Believed to be Behind Schedule; Officials Keep Mum about Any Problems

State transport officials in Melbourne are not voicing any concerns publicly, but behind the scenes,…

Cubic Hires Former Vix Chief as Head of Business Development, Replacing ‘Turnaround Expert’ in Post  

Cubic Transportation Systems has replaced its head of business development–and turnaround expert–Rich Varos with fare-industry…

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Avoiding the Interchange Squeeze

Open-loop payment systems are a simple and consumer-friendly option for public transit agencies. They are…

Building Flexibility into Fare-Collection Systems

Contactless EMV payments are being recognized the world over as an essential way to modernize…