Alliance

Membership

The STA is established to support the development of interoperable Smart Ticketing.  Being a non-profit distributing organisation we:

  • Promote and facilitate cooperation between national and regional Smart Ticketing schemes to establish interoperable “Smart Ticketing” in Europe and elsewhere.
  • In pursuit of this objective, the STA shall, in particular (but not only), carry out the following activities:
  • Develop, establish, agree and publish the functional and technical requirements for smart ticketing interoperability
  • Pursue the establishment of trust schemes, specifications and certification for seamless travel between schemes with different standards
  • Cooperate with other European and international bodies to promote interoperability in Smart Ticketing

Becoming a member

Do you share our ideas of interoperable e-ticketing services? Then become a member or associate member of the Smart Ticketing Alliance.
Download the invitation text here

The Founding Members of the Smart Ticketing Alliance invite other European stakeholders to join either as Full Members or Associated Members. Full membership is open to national ticketing schemes and regional groups of public transport operators and authorities cooperating in the electronic Smart Ticketing area. Others are welcomed as Associated Members.

Membership rules

  • Full membership is open for national ticketing schemes and regional groups of Public Transport Authorities/Companies cooperating in the electronic Smart Ticketing area.
  • Associated Members are welcomed
  • All Full Members are invited to be part of a General Assembly that meets once a year
  • For the first two years, the Alliance Management Board will consist of the four Founding Members. The General Assembly will subsequently select a Management Board of up to 6 members. The Management Board will always include the four Founding Members.
  • The General Assembly and Management Board will create Working Groups as appropriate.

Membership fees

The STA is a not-for-profit association and is in the process of being incorporated as an AISBL under Belgian law as from May 11th 2015.

Download the invitation letter and application form here

For more information please contact:

Secretary@smart-ticketing.org

Chair@smart-ticketing.org

Statutes

The statutes of the STA were approved by the Board of the organisation on the 18th of March 2015 and submitted to a Notary as part of the organisations application to be incorporated as an AISBL (internationally acting not-for-profit association) under Belgian law. The statutes were approved by the Notary in Brussels on the 11th of May 2015 and subsequently approved by the Belgian Ministry of Justice as an AISBL under Belgian law.

Download the STA Statutes 150519

 

 

Alliance Secretariat

A coordinating Secretariat will be established for the Smart Ticketing Alliance from within UITP to provide a single contact point and for disseminating information by printed documents, newsletters and through the website. The UITP Secretariat will be responsible for arranging meetings for the Management Board and General Assembly. For the first year(s) the founders together with UITP will take responsibility for the secretariat. The secretariat will after the first year(s) be part of the Alliance budget financed by member fees agreed on.

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General Assembly

All full members are invited to be part of a General Assembly that meets once a year.
The General Assembly selects a Management Board of up to 6 members.

The 2015 General Assembly was held on the 15th of June 2015 at UITP premises in Brussels.

The following Board Members were elected:
John Verity (ITSO), Chairperson
Sjef Janssen (VDV e-Karte), Vice Chairperson
Alain Flausch (UITP), Member
Ralph Gambetta (CNA), Member
Bernard Schwob (AFIMB), Member

Management Board

For the first two years the Alliance Management Board will consist of the four Founding Members. The General Assembly will subsequently select a Management Board of up to 6 members. The Management Board will always include the four Founding Members.
The General Assembly and Management Board will create Working Groups as appropriate.

Liaison

STA has formal liaisons with:

  • CEN TC278 WG3 SG5;
  • UITP
  • GSMA
  • UIC
  • EPTO
  • NFC Forum Transport Special Interest Group
  • Global Platform
  • EC
    • ERTICO
    • Smart Cities

Contacts

UITP is the secretariat of the Smart Ticketing Alliance. For general questions please contact us:

Chair@smart-ticketing.org

Secretary@smart-ticketing.org

For other contacts see the Membership sections.

Founding Members

Background and contact information on the founders of the Smart Ticketing Alliance.

ITSO Ltd.

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ITSO is the non-profit distributing organization that oversees the ITSO Specification for smart ticketing in the UK. ITSO helps its members to set up and run ITSO-compliant smart ticketing schemes, tests and certifies smart ticketing equipment to ensure it meets the ITSO standards and ensures the ITSO Specification is up to date and fit for purpose. ITSO operates the ITSO Security Management System (ISMS), a highly secure key management and distribution system specifically developed to enable ITSO-compliant smart ticketing systems to be set up.

Sheila MacDonald – sheila.macdonald@itso.org.uk
John Verity – john.verity@itso.org.uk
ITSO website

VDV-KA-KG

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VDV-KA is the open and secure German standard for electronic fare management systems (EFM) which enables the passenger to move freely and easily between the public transport companies without having to deal with the different tariff zones and ticket machines (interoperability). It provides an open platform which not only allows transport operators to integrate their back office systems as well as those of multimodal and multifunctional partners. The VDV-KA-KG regulates the cooperation of the various stakeholders in EFM systems at an organisational level. (((eTicket Germany is the brand name of the VDV-KA.

Sjef Janssen – janssen@vdv.de
VDV-KA website

CNACalypso

 

Calypso Networks Association (CNA) gathers operators, authorities & suppliers implementing Calypso. Calypso technology is an open specification issued from an EU project to assure a high security level for contactless transactions and to provide technical interoperability between networks assuring multi-services providers environment. The main tasks of CNA are to define and direct the reference specifications, a certification policy and to contribute to the international standardisation process.

Ralph Gambetta – wg3leader@calypsonet-asso.org
CNA website

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AFIMB

 

The French agency for multimodal information and smart-ticketing (AFIMB – Agence Française de l’Information Multimodale et de la Billettique) is linked with the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. Its steering committee gathers representatives of transport authorities, users, transport operators and relevant public administrations The agency aims at promoting interoperability in the areas of multimodal information and smart-ticketing and supports standardisation.

Bernard Schwob – bernard.schwob@developpementdurable.gouv.fr
Françoise Duhont – francoise.duhont@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
AFIMB website

UITP

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UITP (International Association of Public Transport) is a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility and is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. We have 1,400 member companies giving access to over 18,000 contact from 96 countries. Our members are public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, research institutes and the public transport supply and service industry.

UITP is one of the founding fathers of the Smart Ticketing Alliance initiating the IFM project which later led to the setup of the STA. UITP is now in charge of the Secretariat of the Smart Ticketing Alliance.

Jarl Eliassen, Expert
secretary@smart-ticketing.org
UITP website

Full members

Full Membership of the STA has been granted to:

  • ITSO Ltd. UK
  • VDV eTicket Service GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Calypso Networks Association, Belgium
  • AFIMB, France
  • BMC Belgian Mobility Card
  • ATM Area de Barcelona

Associated members

Associated Membership of the STA has been granted to:

  • Kapsch PublicTransportCom
  • highQ Computerlösungen GmbH
  • Wizway Solutions