SAN DIEGO–(Company WIRE)–Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today declared its Cubic Transportation Programs business enterprise division is increasing the current Compass automated fare assortment (AFC) method to Metro Vancouver’s 347 car or truck paratransit technique, HandyDART. As of March 2021, three buses have received installations. HandyDART is a shared experience provider for passengers with bodily or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use common public transit without having assistance. Cubic will provide products to increase existing sorts of payment enjoyed by vacationers on the traditional system to HandyDART shoppers. The expansion will permit digital validation of Compass card product or service and consist of ‘Tap to Pay’ choices this sort of as contactless credit score cards and mobile phone payments.
“We are honored to extend our partnership with TransLink to broaden the achieve of the remarkably successful Compass fare selection program to the region’s paratransit fleet of autos,” said Jeff Lowinger, president of Cubic Transportation Devices. “By increasing to new operators in Vancouver, we are bringing our NextCity™ eyesight to everyday living by providing a extra built-in buyer working experience and improving functions and analytics for TransLink.”
The challenge will deliver increased comfort and enhanced accessibility for vacationers by giving contactless ways to shell out for journeys, when strengthening protection and safety for paratransit riders and operators by way of decreased cash handling. In addition, paratransit riders will have just one significantly less barrier to TransLink’s traditional fleet of minimal flooring with ramp and large floor with raise cars and accessible SkyTrain light-weight fast transit stations through a widespread fare payment platform.
“At Cubic, we try to produce hassle-free and uncomplicated-to-use transportation devices that meet the needs of citizens and tourists in the cities we serve,” said Matt Newsome, senior vice president and common supervisor, North The us West, Cubic Transportation Methods. “Continuing our collaboration with TransLink permits us to enrich the journey encounter for Metro Vancouver paratransit riders by giving a lot more handy types of payment aboard HandyDART.”
Cubic was awarded a contract from the South Coastline British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) in Oct 2020 and will deliver above 1,200 parts of machines, including cellular validators, driver handle models and exterior modems. As section of the job scope, Cubic will also supply ongoing functions and routine maintenance guidance for the equipment. Whole set up will begin in July 2021.
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