Our 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.

STA & ITxPT: Memorandum of Understanding

In November 2023 Smart Ticketing Alliance and ITxPT proudly announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and promote interoperability between ticketing systems to facilitate the development and deployment of seamless travel in Europe and beyond. Our work complements each other as we are both relying on CEN standardsand input from our members (from public transit authorities to industry representatives).

Via this MoU, we will join forces to build and support:

  • Interoperability for smart ticketing systems,

  • Production of functional and technical requirements that encompass all the layers of a ticketing system from its hardware to data exchange,

  • Dissemination and adoptionof existing tools and resources that benefit public authorities.

"It is for us another step toward fulfilling our mission of informing the standards making process and coordinating how public transport uses them.”

Ralph Gambetta, chair of STA

"We are satisfied in having market-driven and reliable input brought to the work that ITxPT undertakes defining open standards and technical specifications for the entire public transport industry."

Anders Selling, Secretary General of ITxPT

"All our common activities and actions will be in the pursuit of realising seamless travel for all passengers by supporting the work of all public authorities in Europe and beyond."

Carme Fabregas, vice chair of the STA

Meet our other 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.

ITxPT is a non-profit association that enables an open architecture, data accessibility and interoperability between IT systems. The members of ITxPT develop the IT architecture for public transport and other mobility services.

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.

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).

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