Cubic brings smart card to Miami Airport

Posted on September 13, 2012

Miamians now can take the Miami Dade Transit's (MDT) Metrorail to and from the Miami International Airport (MIA), including paying their fares on the EASY Card smart card system designed and integrated by Cubic Transportation Systems, the leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. 

Cubic extended the EASY Card system to MIA Metrorail Station under an approximately $1 million option in the original contract with MDT, including new faregates and ticketing machines. Cubic’s Nextfare central system is the information and fare processing backbone of the system. The international system integrator deployed the first phase of EASY Card in a record 15 months, with contract award in June 2008 and launch in September 2009. Less than a year later, Cubic added SFRTA’s Tri-Rail to the EASY Card system.

MDT’s new Orange Line starts at the Miami Intermodal Center, the region’s new ground transportation hub that greets air travelers and gives them options to jump aboard MDT buses or the Metrorail, utilize the car rental facilities or hail a cab. Future services will be available from Amtrak and regional SFRTA.

The EASY Card lets Miami-Dade Transit riders ease their way from parking to rail to bus services across the city, all with a single smart card. The card can be used to pay all transit fares, including transfers between bus and rail. The new EASY Card system is now operational across MDT’s 23 Metrorail stations and in nearly 900 buses.

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