The STA develops, agrees and ensures the publication of the functional and technical requirements for smart ticketing interoperability. It works with all relevant stakeholders to establish trust schemes, specifications and certification as trust is key for sustainable solutions in integrated mobility ticketing beyond borders.
This we do in our working groups where every STA member can participate - for example by sending selected experts.
STA partners work on a common vision with regard to account-based ticketing to propose a level playing field scenario that would allow for acting as a reference for policy makers to avoid fragmented implementations of account-based ticketing in Public Transport.
In 2022, an Open Stakeholder Workshop on ABT took place, which presented the first results of the work and findings as well as positive examples. At Kontiki in Vienna in March 2023, Jaap de Bie, Technical Secretary, and vice chair Nils Zeino-Mahmalat will talk about Common Framework for Account Based Ticketing.
Another workshop of the working group is expected to take place on 28 March.
When it comes to the definition of Mobility as a Service, we share the position with International Association of Public Transport (UITP). In July 2022 we have already jointly published a handbook on Ticketing in Mobility as a Service. Currently, the joint working group Ticketing in MaaS working group is working on another position paper aimed at transport operators, the industry and policy makers.
The Glossary has been produced so that persons who have experience in the Public Transport Ticketing Industry use terms with the same meaning and avoid different interpretation of terms and misunderstanding. On the other hand persons who are new to the Public Transport Ticketing Industry have ready access to a document that explains, with the source of the term where appropriate, the meaning used generally within the industry.
The objective of the working group is to establish a common approach to conformity certification and the technical equivalence of certification carried out by the group members.
An internal workshop Certification of the working group is planned for 4 May, another meeting on 11 May 2023.
We are currently planning two more working groups: sustainable ticketing working group and data in ticketing working group. Interested? STA members can send experts to the working groups and further develop the topics that are being advanced in the groups at European level.
To become part of one of our working groups your organisation has to become a STA member. By filling out the STA Membership Application Form you can indicate in which working groups you are interested in joining.
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