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Cubic wins $20 million MUNI contract

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

Cubic Transportation Systems has won a contract valued at nearly $20 million to deliver new smart card-capable fare gates and ticket vending machines in nine San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) subway stations in San Francisco. MUNI is partially funding the project with federal stimulus money. The new fare collection equipment is to be fully operational by the spring of 2011.

The company said it will install the equipment and software necessary to fully integrate the MUNI stations into the regional TransLink smart card network managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). TransLink allows riders to use one convenient card to travel on MUNI and other public transportation systems in the Bay Area. Cubic also manages the TransLink system for MTC.

Cubic installed MUNI’s existing bus fare collectionequipment 18 years ago.