Thanks to SIA’s digital platform, citizens and tourists will be able to pay for tickets directly at the terminals in the underground, railway, cable car and bus network stations. Trials to begin in the second half of 2020.
The world of public transport is preparing to face a new challenge. Thanks to the agreement signed between SIA and the Unicocampania Consortium, trials will start in the second half of 2020 in Naples, Salerno, Avellino and their respective provinces for payment of tickets for local public transport using contactless credit and debit cards.
„A real revolution that, when fully implemented, will allow citizens and tourists who travel to the Campania region to pay for their ticket on the underground, railway, cable car and bus network using cards equipped with NFC technology, also virtualized on smartphones and wearable devices, in a simple, fast, secure way.”, according to the press release.
The innovative service is based on SIA’s technology infrastructure that will connect all the terminals where cards can be swiped to access the public transport network in the Campania region, as well as payment circuits and the regional system for calculating tariffs.
„The advanced features supporting the development of Smart Mobility, will allow the management, authorization, accounting and reporting of payment transactions and, at the same time, will allow the user to benefit from the best available tariff based on the number of trips made.”, SIA said.
Thanks to SIA’s infrastructure, moreover, it will be possible to use one’s credit card as if it were a season ticket – an innovative way available to users who, after purchasing a season ticket online with a contactless credit card, will be able to use the same card to travel on the entire public transport network of the Campania region.
„Thanks to SIA’s technology, Campania will be the first region in Italy to adopt an integrated digital payment system in the field of public transport. We are particularly proud of this, because it provides further confirmation of our contribution to the path of innovation that our country has taken and along which it is progressively accelerating. Soon Naples and all the other main Campania municipalities will enter the ranks of the big cities – like Milan, Venice and Rome – which are using our platform to digitize millions of tickets. In this way electronic payments are becoming an increasing part of the daily life of citizens and the standard alternative to cash,” said Eugenio Tornaghi, Director of Marketing & Sales at SIA.
„O singură provizie am făcut, de card, pentru că nu mai umblu cu banii în buzunar. Banii sunt cei mai periculoși când este vorba de răspândirea unei molimi. Am renunțat la cash. În rest, este o prostie să faci provizii. Dacă vine o molimă și nici nu știi când va ajunge, dacă ar fi să se întindă, pe cât timp să poți să faci provizii? Faci provizii pe trei săptămâni, pe patru săptămâni și mai departe?”, a spus consultantul.