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Minnesota transit agency Metro Transit plans an overhaul of its fare system, seeking to introduce open-loop payments and account-based ticketing. The agency intends to give incumbent vendor Cubic a no-bid, five-year $37.7 million contract.

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Document: Price bids for MTS procurement in San Diego

Fact box: Metro Transit’s planned procurement

Organizations Mentioned:

• Metro Transit
• Cubic
• Conduent
• MTS (San Diego)
• MARTA (Atlanta)

Another mid-tier transit agency in the U.S. plans to accept open-loop payments, under a planned fare system overhaul that will also implement account-based ticketing.

Metro Transit, which serves the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota, disclosed this week it plans to hire Cubic Transportation Systems with a no-bid, five-year contract worth an estimated

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