Cubic Corp. marked the 10th year anniversary of its go smart card ticketing system in South East Queensland, Australia.
The smart cards for the Cubic Transportation Systems Australia project, awarded in 2003 and launched in 2008, are now used in majority of train and public transport trips in the region, Cubic said Monday.
These include 2,4228 buses, 147 rail stations and 32 ferries in South East Queensland, according to the company.
Steve Shewmaker, Cubic Transportation Systems president, said the go card project has become the company’s business model for ticketing systems elsewhere, including London, Sydney, San Francisco and Vancouver.
Tom Walker, Cubic Transportation Systems Australasia managing director, said the 3.5 million distributed go cards have been used for about 500 million trips in five years.
“The system’s operators, TransLink and the Queensland government, should be congratulated for introducing some innovative programs to increase passenger numbers,” Walker added.