Achieving Interoperable Account Based Ticketing

Kevin Farquharson

Co-Founder and Director at MaaStran Ltd

Session Description
Kevin Farquharson, Co-Founder and Director of MaaStran Ltd, has successfully orchestrated IT programs and managed multi-million-pound projects, overseeing billions in revenue. At the Smart Transportation Conference, Kevin delivered invaluable insights on Achieving Interoperable Account Based Ticketing. This blog takes you on a journey towards a future where travel is no longer a mere necessity but transforms into a seamlessly enjoyable experience.

In a world where convenience and connectivity are paramount, Interoperable Account Based Ticketing (ABT) emerges as a game-changer for public transportation. The need for a unified, hassle-free payment solution has led the industry to embrace ABT, offering passengers the ability to seamlessly traverse various modes of transport while utilizing a single payment account. Gone are the days of juggling multiple cards or apps – with ABT, the future of accessible and efficient travel is at our fingertips.

While contactless EMV cards initially garnered attention for their simplicity, they faced limitations when it came to cross-network and cross-region interoperability. The journey towards achieving a universally accepted payment method led to the exploration of alternative technologies, such as barcode scanning and mobile apps. The idea is to establish standardized practices that ensure passengers can use their preferred payment method across different transportation providers and networks. This push for uniformity brings us to the Secure Ticketing Advisory Group (STAG) approach, a framework that prioritizes security, data protection, and collaboration. By adopting common standards and emphasizing a secure foundation, STAG aims to create an ecosystem where ABT thrives, granting passengers the freedom to move seamlessly across cities and countries.

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