By selecting the Umo Platform, Regina Transit is providing its riders with two new key features: open payments and fare capping.  -  Photo: Regina Transit/CTS

By selecting the Umo Platform, Regina Transit is providing its riders with two new key features: open payments and fare capping.

Photo: Regina Transit/CTS

Saskatchewan, Canada’s Regina Transit selected Cubic Transportation Systems’ (CTS) Umo Platform for its new fare collection system.

With the introduction of account-based ticketing and contactless payment options, riders will experience enhanced convenience. The contract also further solidifies Cubic’s increasing presence within Canada as it continues providing fare system support to transit agencies nationwide.

Added Flexibility

Regina Transit passengers will now enjoy the flexibility of paying fares through either the Umo Mobility smartphone application, open loop cards such as debit and credit cards used directly on the bus, or through a reloadable smartcard, replacing the current R-Card. The new system and fares are anticipated to be launched in late summer 2024.

By selecting the Umo Platform, Regina Transit is providing its riders with two new key features: open payments and fare capping. Open payments give riders the option to pay for transit through their preferred method by accepting bank media such as credit and debit cards.

Fare capping supports improved transit equity by giving the City of Regina the ability to limit the cost of transit trips to a fixed fare for a fixed period. This provides riders with the convenience of only paying for what they use and incentivizes them to ride more without limits on the number of trips they can take.

For riders who prefer to use cash, they can do so by either visiting retail partners or by using their credit or debit cards directly through the Umo app or web portal. Additionally, Cubic will provide new cash fareboxes onboard all fixed route buses to accommodate riders who prefer to use cash onboard.

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