Friday, October 26, 2012

BART taps Cubic for fare collection system

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Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), expanding its system from its namesake territory into California's Silicon Valley, has awarded a $10 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., to install a regionally interoperable Clipper® Card payment system to its new customers.

Cubic will activate the fare collection system on the BART extension to Warm Springs/South Fremont and integrate it into the Clipper system. The Warm Springs Extension, scheduled to open in 2015, will add 5.4 miles right-of-way from the existing Fremont Station south to the Warm Springs District in Fremont, Calif.

"We are pleased to be part of a project that is so important to BART. This continues our relationship of providing fare collection technology to a longstanding customer, as well as furthering the reach of the Clipper system which has organized the region onto a single smart card across multiple agencies and multiple transit modes," said Richard Wunderle, senior vice president and general manager, North America, for Cubic Transportation Systems.

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