With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Sofia signs deal for e-ticketing revolution
Sofia has just signed a EUR 42.5 million contract for the introduction of smart e-ticketing in public transport. The project is financed by the Center for Urban Mobility, Sofia’s municipal company in charge of public transport.
The ambitious project includes the equipping all 1 350 vehicles in Sofia with 7 500 electronic ticket validation devices. E-ticket will replace the paper tickets that are currently in use. In addition, a video surveillance system will be installed on all buses, trams, trolleys and subways. The introduction of smart e-ticketing in Sofia marks a revolution in the way people access public transport.
The introduction of transport innovations that enhance the local mobility and economy and more integrated and accessible transport systems are both key objectives stated in Sofia’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. The Plan is currently being developed and will set the city’s strategy for the improvement of mobility in the period 2018-2030.
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