Recent reports in the Irish press suggesting the country would launch a contactless fare-payments pilot as part of its planned national open-loop rollout were overstated, a rep of the National Transport Authority told Mobility Payments.
The national ABT project would cost between €260 million (US$273 million) and €440 million for capital expenses. Operational costs would amount to between €800 million and €1.2 billion over the first 10 years. An extension for a second 10 years is an option, and if NTA exercises it, then the entire fare-collection system could cost just under €2.8 billion in total.
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Recent reports in the Irish press suggesting that the country would launch a contactless fare-payments pilot in the second quarter as part of its planned national open-loop rollout were overstated, a representative of the National Transport Authority, or NTA, told Mobility Payments.