Our founders, partners and liaisons

To build an open and integrated platform for the planning, retailing, distribution and ticketing - covering all mobility services we work together with strong partners.

Our foundings members

The STA was founded in 2015 by the three European Ticketing standard publishers Calypso Networks Association, ITSO, and VDV eTicket Service, by the French Transport Innovation Agency AIT (formerly AFIMB/MINT) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

Meet our liasions

We play a pivotal role in fostering effective communication, seamless coordination, and fruitful collaboration among various stakeholders in the smart ticketing industry. Our dedicated liaisons serve as reliable points of contact, actively gathering and disseminating crucial information to ensure smooth operations and the attainment of shared goals.

GlobalPlatform is a non-profit industry association. Members share a common goal to develop specifications, which are today highly regarded as the international standard for enabling digital services and devices to be trusted and securely managed throughout their lifecycle. Cooperation between Global Platform and STA leads to optimum security in dealing with ticketing and information. This contributes to a key enabler in mobility: trust of the traveler.

International Union of Railways promotes rail transport globally with the objective of responding effectively to current and future challenges relating to mobility and sustainable development.

The cooperation between UIC and STA focuses on door-to-door mobility and ticketing including the perspective of long distance railway transport beyond borders.

MaaS Alliance is a global public-private partnership creating the foundations for a common approach to Mobility as a Service, unlocking the economies of scale needed for successful implementation and take-up of MaaS in Europe and beyond. STA and MaaS Alliance liaison brings travellers a step closer to seamless mobility services, door to door. E-ticketing is an enabler for door-to-door mobility.

NFC Forum is a non-profit organization that aims to promote the use of Near Field Communication technology in consumer electronics, mobile devices, and personal computers. The organization achieves this by developing specifications, ensuring device interoperability, validating products' compliance with NFC Forum specifications, and educating the market about the technology. Our liaison ensures that mobile ticketing is not only convenient and easy for travelers but also meets the interoperability standards set by the NFC Forum.

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