Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cubic wins $15 Million South Florida contract

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Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., has won a $15 million contract to design, deliver, and provide services for a new smart card ticketing and revenue management system for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA). It will be interoperable with Miami-Dade County's new EASY CARD system.

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Tri-Rail, connecting Palm Beach and Broward Counties with Miami-Dade County, will be the first transit agency to join in the creation of a South Florida regional system, enabling riders to use one smart card on both systems. Palm Tran and Broward County Transit are expected to join later.

The SFRTA system will process smart cards and printed tickets and will encompass 76 ticket vending machines, 85 station validators, six ticket office machines, and 60 handheld units.

The SFRTA-Miami Dade Transit interoperability will create the first multi-agency regional system that is compliant with the American Public Transportation Association's Contactless Fare Media Standard that has been adopted in public transport as the national standard.