The Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) has issued a contract notice to find a provider for the core technology of its in-the-works smart card transit system, according to computing.co.uk.
The winner of the projected £5m and £30m contract will provide Manchester with a comprehensive platform on which to launch smart ticketing services for the region’s public transportation.
The chosen vendor will be responsible for systems design, hosting, back-office hardware and software, and integration to the authority’s host operator processing and card management systems, as well as providing ticket validation devices and ticket vending machines, according to computing.co.uk.
Under the contract, GMPTE could also extend the project to cover any other ticket related service in the region, including the bus, rail and parking networks.
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