Smart thingk­ing

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

A SMART travel scheme to al­low pas­sen­gers to buy a ticket us­ing var­i­ous forms of trans­port has re­ceived fund­ing from the Strath­clyde Pas­sen­ger Trans­port (SPT) and could be in place be­fore April 2016.

The ma­chines make up part of ‘a truly mod­ern trans­port sys­tem’ of­fer­ing a ‘multi-modal, multi- op­er­a­tor smart card in the west of Scot­land’.

The card - sim­i­lar to the Oys­ter card used in Lon­don - al­lows cus­tomers to have one ticket for their full jour­ney, mak­ing trans­port eas­ier for the cus­tomer.

A re­port to mem­bers of the SPT board stated: ‘It is pro­posed that a grant fund amount of £15,000 be awarded to Ne­vis Tech­nol­ogy.

‘Progress with train op­er­a­tor Abel­lio is a ma­jor step for­ward in pro­vi­sion.’

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