20 Years on, how E-ZPass pointed to the future of mass transit
Mass Transit, October 11, 2013
Founder of the E-ZPass Interagency Group and former CFO of MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Larry Yermack looks back.
NextAgent: The next step in transport ticketing?
Railway-technology.com, August 28, 2013
Cubic Transportation wants to change the ticketing game with NextAgent, its futuristic virtual ticketing concept.
Cubic extends big L.A. transit deal
San Diego Union-Tribune, August 13, 2013
The transit division of San Diego's Cubic Corp said Tuesday it received a six-yer, $54.5 million extension of its fare collection support contract with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, also known as Metro.
New app tracks arrivals, delays for Greenville bus riders
WNCT 9, August 7, 2013
More than half a million people rely on Greenville's public buses each year, and now a new smartphone app is about to make their lives easier.
Cubic announces 10,000 Opal cards milestone for Sydney
SecureID News, August 1, 2013
Cubic Transportation Systems announced that Sydney's Opal contactless smart card for public transport has reached a major milestone, with more than 10,000 cards issued since customer trials began by Transport for New South Wales.
A rough first mile
Digital Transactions, July 2013
As the hardware for accepting payments on public-transportation systems in many cities nears obsolescence, transit authorities are planning upgrades that allow riders to pay fares with something they may already have in their wallets: a debit or credit card equipped with a contactless chip. The Chicago Transit Authority estimates it will save about $5 million a year over the life of the $454 million contract with San Diego-based Cubic Transportation Systems Inc. Cubic is financing the CTA’s new payment system and will recoup its investment as riders use it, says John Satterfield, Cubic’s vice president and regional director for Chicago.
Transit system grows, improves on campus
The East Carolinian, July 3, 2013
The ECU transit system made small changes that have shown growth in use and benefits to students. Wood Davidson, director of ECU Transit, said there was a huge increase in the users of the NextBus service. The service allows student to track their bus from anywhere using the mobile phone app or computer.
Cubic Tap System Provides Increased Accountability Throughout Region with Start of Gate Latching
Mass Transit, July 2, 2013
Fare accountability, improved ridership data and efficiency were the major themes on July 19, when gate latching began in the Tap universal payment system designed and integrated by Cubic Transportation Systems for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
Cubic Payment Application software achieves PCI-DSS certification
Mass Transit, June 11, 2013
Cubic Transportation Systems announced June 10 that the latest version of their Cubic Payment Application (CPA 3.0) has been successfully "Validated According to PA-DSS v2.0" by the PCI Security Standards Council, and is listed as "Accepted for New Deployments" on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) website.
The new face of ticketing?
Passenger Transport, June 5, 2013
One major ticketing technology supplier has conceded that, despite all its efforts to make ticket vending machines easy to use, there are still occasions when transport users prefer face-to-face contact witih a knowledgeable ticketing agent. But Cubic Transportation Systems has responded by developing a radical new concept which combines the cost effectiveness of a ticket machine with the personal touch of a ticket office - Next Agent.
Cubic plans for NextBus to take global route
San Diego Business Journal, June 3-9, 2013
Cubic Corp. see a future in tracking buses, trollies and trains by GPS.
Data Palooza helps USDOT plan for our transportation future
Mobility Lab, May 1, 2013
Imagine the following scenario: Your daily commute in Washington DC requires taking metro's green line to Gallery Place, then transferring onto a metrobus to your final destination.
Interoperable smart ticketing: an idea whose time has come
Rail Technology Magazine, February-March 2013
February 15, 2012 was an important date in the development of interoperable contactless electronic "smart" ticketing, in which a single medium - a smart card or a mobile phone, for example - supports multiple types of tickets issued by different mass transit operaors and valid on multiple modes of transport.
Leaders share their visions
Passenger Transport, January 11, 2013
Passenger Transport invited APTA members to comment on their specific projects, top priorities, and public transportation-related New Year’s resolutions for 2013. Here are some of their responses, including Cubic's Matt Cole, sr. vice president, worldwide strategy and business development.
Victory laps: Cubic meets its Olympic challenges
San Diego Business Journal, August 20, 2012
The people staging the Summer Olympics in London worried about everything from terrorism to bad weather to a mass transit meltdown. Eight time zones away in San Diego, the question at Cubic Corp. was whether Cubic’s equipment on London’s mass transit systems could handle the strain of all the extra riders traveling around the city.
Open loop transit on the rise
Contactless News, June 6, 2012
With agencies wanting to save money using standard payment cards, Cubic's Dave Blue, regional director for sales and marketing, joins the discussion with transit operators including CTA, SEPTA and UTA.
Industry Forum: Public Private Partnerships
Mass Transit Magazine, June 2012
Budget shortfalls, shrinking traditional funding sources, aging and under-capacity infrastructure and other challenges are leading more transit operators to form public-private partnerships with the private sector. Min Wei, worldwide vice president, financial operations at Cubic Transportation Systems discusses what you should expect in a P3 and some best practices drawn from Cubic's experience.
Fare Collection: A smart successor
International Railway Journal, January 2012
Mobile phone ticketing is projected to expand greatly over the next few years. Kamran Yazdanjoo, director of open payments at Cubic Transportation Systems, considers the advantages of this technology and its impact on passengers using future transit services.
Transit fare collection moves closer to open, mobile in 2012
Contactless News, January 10, 2012
Diversity, accessibility and convenience are the watchwords of transport ticketing in 2012, with the momentum building for bank cards and mobile phones to offer options to traditional transit-issued fare media.