‘Next generation’ project

By: Amie Hickland

The Queensland Government is looking for ways to improve the ticketing system

The Queensland Government is looking for ideas for a ‘next generation’ ticketing project as the current Go Card ticketing contract is due to expire in a few years.

The Department Of Transport And Main Roads called for tenders for "technical advisor services for next generation ticketing project".

The notice was issued on March 26 and closed on April 4.

The description says "the purpose of this procurement process is to engage a service provider to support the Next Generation Ticketing Project Team with expert technical advice as required through the course of the project".

A spokesperson for the department says TransLink is continually looking at how to improve the public transport experience.

"Technology is constantly evolving and the recent tender was for a consultant to work with TransLink to provide technical advice on ticketing technology," they say.

 "Go card remains the preferred public transport ticketing product in South East Queensland, accounting for more than 85 per cent of journeys made on the TransLink network."

The current ticketing contract is not due to expire until late 2016.


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