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Welcome to e-ticketing

Since many years, public transport is a real challenge for modern cities. Increasing awareness about pollution levels combined with ever growing traffic emphasizes the necessity to develop further public transport services. Moving quickly in comfort and safety in our megalopolis can only be achieved via a good public transport. Consequently managing our compatriots travelling patterns to facilitate day to day life is a priority for all public transport authorities.

In our modern world many tasks are computer assisted: the ticketing does not evade this trend. The E-ticketing (electronic ticket) opens the doors to an endless collection of possibilities. The French, inventors of the smart card, call it "billettique" (short for "informatique+billet"). They have been at the forefront of these systems transposing their know how about magnetic tickets to smart cards in early 90s.

The world of public transport ticketing still bears a lot of differences where edge technologies rub elbows with basic paper tickets. While goals for any public transport organization are identical: transport people on time with comfort and safety, the fare policy is most of the time different. E-ticketing brings a professional answer with a very wide range of fare structures where sales, validations and inspections are made very simple to passengers despite complexity behind curtains. The benefit of recording regular detailed statistical data provides for efficient management.

The level of sophistication of E-ticketing systems determines the tool range provided to the operators. As soon as you go deeper in system definition you find out that, despite an apparent simplicity, ramifications are many and of different kinds. A successfull approach quite always requires to hire experts.

DTB Consult will bring you expertise and experience:

  • audit of existing systems
  • needs analysis
  • choosing technologies
  • system definition
  • tender process support
  • project follow-up support
  • maintenance organization and planning
  • system performance quality control

Whether you have a project to source a new system, to improve your existing one or simply to evaluate your options, DTB Consult can give you the support you need. With a large worldwide experience DTB Consult is an ideal partner who will take you on the road of a successful project.

Beyond the importance of acquiring a highly capable tool, the E-ticketing project is a real opportunity to re-visit passenger/transport authority relations and to review, or to redefine, operational rules in light of new possibilities offered by the system. While it is evident that the choice of main orientations is a must, it is the capacity to address properly details that wins the battle: a successful system is a system which sticks to real world in the minute details.

The technology shall not be the pilot of the definition: you must always remain the boss. The technology shall serve your desires giving you a collection of functions and tools to better operate your network.




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