Management & Operations

INIT wins The Rapid's smart card, mobile ticketing contract

Posted on April 5, 2016

Grand Rapids, Mich.’s The Rapid awarded INIT, Innovations in Transportation Inc., a contract for the implementation of an electronic fare collection system.

The contract between INIT and The Rapid calls for the execution of an account-based smart card and mobile ticketing solution which will improve The Rapid’s service offerings on its fixed-route lines. Vehicles will be equipped with INIT’s onboard ticket readers/validators to support multiple forms of payment including smart cards. Mobile tickets and EMV credit card payments will be added over time.

“We are excited to offer this new technology to our passengers. It will make riding The Rapid more convenient, make boarding quicker, and allow for better fare analytics,” said Peter Varga, The Rapid’s CEO.

To manage the back-end processing and clearing of revenues, The Rapid will utilize INIT’s MOBILEvario software solution. This all-inclusive clearing-house system will provide The Rapid with a powerful online fare validation server and management tool that will deliver the seamless administration of customer relations, setting of fare rules, revenue processing and statistical evaluation reporting.

As part of the project, integration with The Rapid‘s existing third party vendors including current providers of their sales outlet terminals, platform validators, fareboxes and bus-based AVL mobile data terminals will be performed by INIT.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

Community Transit programs removed 370K drive-alone trips in 2016

Choice Connections and Curb the Congestion target large employers and most-congested corridors, and recognize individuals who use transportation options.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close