Cubic Exceeds BART Requirements for Performance

Cubic Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation reports that performance levels of its fare collection equipment have exceeded the goals its customer, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, set for a 12-month period.
Cubic Transportation Systems built, delivered and installed the new automated fare collection system for BART in 2003.

BART released statistics for its new ticket vending machines and faregates, which are the primary “touch point” for patrons entering and using the rail system. The Cubic-designed fare collection system comprises approximately 1,000 devices in 43 stations including electronic gates, ticket vending machines, add-fare machines, and software, including a new parking application that makes it possible for travelers to pay for parking with the same fare card used for rail fares.

“It is imperative that our ticket vending machines and fare gates – the devices that receive the heaviest daily usage by the traveling public – deliver the highest performance levels to ensure minimal disruption to services that would affect our passengers’ schedules and on-time delivery to their destinations,” said Gary LaBonte, BART Executive Manager, Transit System Development. “By working closely with Cubic, we have dramatically increased the availability of the fare collection system, and provided a world-class service to the Bay Area and its patrons.”

To date, Cubic has been awarded $64 million in products and services delivered to BART since the original contract award in 1999 for the replacement of the agency’s previous fare collection system and the system’s expansion to the new San Francisco Airport extension. This includes a $7 million contract awarded to Cubic last December to provide technology that will link BART to the regional mass transit smart card ticketing program known as TransLink®.

About Cubic

cubic_corp.jpgCubic Transportation Systems, Inc. is the world’s leading turnkey solution provider of automated fare collection systems for public transport including bus, bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, heavy rail, ferry and parking. Cubic’s solutions and services include system design, central computer systems, equipment design and manufacturing, device-level software, integration, test, installation, warranty, maintenance, computer hosting services, call centre services, card management and distribution services, financial clearing and settlement, multi-application support and outsourcing services.

Every year, nearly 10 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic fare collection systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets on five continents. Active projects include London, New York / New Jersey region, Washington, D.C. / Baltimore / Virginia region, Los Angeles region, San Diego region, San Francisco, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, South Florida, Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada, Brisbane, Australia, Singapore, Bangkok, Thailand, and Scandinavia.

For more information about Cubic, see the company's web site at
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