Conduent to deploy fare collection system in Belgium

Florham Park-based Conduent Transportation, a business unit of Conduent Inc., has been chosen by Flemish public transport operator De Lijn to install a fare collection system across the Flanders region of Belgium, it announced Monday.

Coundent said it will deploy its ATLAS fare collection system in two phases on 10,000 terminals on buses and trams as well as operate the system for De Lijn for 10 years. The first phase will include the use of contactless contactless public transport operator payment cards and bank cards based on the cEMV aggregated pay-as-you-go transit model 2. The second phase will provide account-based ticketing implementations on a regional level.

“Conduent’s digitally powered fare collection system will bring the latest digital interaction technology to the entire Flanders region,” Roger Kesteloot, De Lijn director-general, said. “By the time both phases are implemented, Flanders will have one of the most advanced fare collection systems in the world to benefit the millions of passengers that use our services each year.”

“Our innovative, digitally powered fare collection system enables public transport operators like De Lijn to easily benefit from the latest in technology with less capital expenditure,” said Mick Slattery, CEO, Conduent Transportation. “We will install all the technology and manage the entire process for De Lijn.”

The new Conduent fare collection system will be rolled out with cEMV by the end of 2019.