French smart card supplier Oberthur Technologies has been selected by STM (Societe de Transport de Montreal) to supply contactless cards for use throughout the Montreal region’s public transport network.
As the system’s sole supplier, Oberthur will deliver the e-ticketing smart cards over the next four years, for use on buses, the subway and commuter trains. The cards can be recharged at automated fare vending machines or points of sale.
To use the card, the passenger simply holds it above the card reader at the turnstile or fare box on the bus. The card is compliant with the Calypso international e-ticketing standard for smart cards and provides both a contact and contactless interface.