Cubic Transportation Systems
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Cubic Transportation Systems is an American company, founded in 1951, and is a leading integrator of payment information and related services for intelligent travel applications. It is headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices in North America, Europe, India, and Australia. It is a unit of Cubic Corporation that designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services focused in the transportation, defense training and secure communications markets.
Products and services
- Ticket machines
- Smartcard readers
- Fare-collection gates
- Revenue management services
- Account-based: Chicago's Ventra and London Oyster Cards are two of Cubic's account-based products.
- Devices: NextAgent is a concept in transport ticketing using high-speed video links enabling customers to interact with ticketing staff in real-time. It is a solution for transport operators to respond to significant trends in ticketing and allows them to balance request in a cost-effective manner by locating ticketing in centralized ticketing "hubs".
- Transit customer support
- Management services to transit agencies
- Real-time passenger information
- Operational planning assistance
- Traffic management
- Predictive analytics
- Cubic's subsidiary, Urban Insights, provides the predictive analytics business.
- Cubic created an integrated payment processing, customer service, and financial management platform for the tolling industry.
- Operational IT services
- Asset management services
- Services include field maintenance, device support, depot repair and part supply, spares and obsolescence, and cash collection.
Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 markets on five continents. Cubic first implemented mobile ticketing technology in 2006 (one year prior to the launch of the iPhone and two years prior to the launch of Android) and now produces multiple mobile fare collection options, including mobile ticketing through barcoding, NFC tools, contact and contactless smartcard payments, and traditional automated fare collection systems. As of 2015, Cubic processes more than 24 billion transactions a year.
Fare Collection Projects
- 2017 - New York MetroCard Replacement
- 2013 - Vancouver Compass Card; Chicago Ventra Card
- 2012 - Sydney Opal card; London Future Ticketing agreement
- 2011 - So. Florida EASY Card; PATCO Open Payment Pilot including Google Wallet acceptance
- 2010 - MTC Clipper card; Skane, So. Sweden; Maryland MTA CharmCard
- 2009 - San Diego Compass Card; Miami EASY Card; Modena, Italy
- 2008 - Los Angeles Transit Access Pass; Brisbane go card
- 2007 - PATH SmartLink; PATCO Freedom Card
- 2006 - MARTA Breeze Card; RMV/KVV Mobile Ticketing
- 2005 - Minneapolis Go-To card
- 2004 - BART EZ Rider (San Francisco Bay area)
- 2003 - London Oyster card
- 2002 - Chicago ChicagoCard
- 1991 - New York MetroCard
- 1999 - WMATA SmarTrip (Washington, DC area)
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