Moorestown, NJ – A new transit ticketing system is on the horizon for Toronto with the help of Parkeon. Parkeon delivered 120 Astreo Ticket Vending Machinesthat that will be deployed gradually after a 90 day pilot phase is completed. The pilot phase includes six Astreo Ticketing Machines, 4 of which are located at Union Station, Toronto's main railway station.
Parkeon was chosen through a competitive bid process and won due to good reputation, reliability, and experience. Parkeon has recently been asked to provide installation services on the project which are being completed with the support of our local partner Precise Parklink.
The ticketing system contract was started two years ago with Parkeon and the Canadian transport operator, GO Transit. The partnership was formulated because GO Transit wanted to increase the quality of their ticketing machines. GO Transit wants to ensure that any user has the optimal experience with their transportation needs. GO Transit carries approximately 62 million passengers a year on train and bus services that reach across more than 2,750 square miles.
The Astreo machines offer an array of payment types such as coins, notes, standard credit cards, and Canadian bank cards. Enhanced with color touch screens, the user interface is optimized to meet any user's needs. To be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, there is voice guidance features to better suit the needs of any disabled or visually impaired user.
The system is managed by a central ticketing server that was installed on the premise prior to installation. The system is able to meet 100% of the given requirements as a result of a close collaboration with GO Transit. Parkeon was able to use their experience to develop the necessary solutions for the proper functions of the ticketing system.
"This project proves our expertise and our ability to manage ticketing projects of a large scale," said Lionel Deperrois, Parkeon's Chief Operational Officer. "We are excited to move forward and get the entire 120 TVMs operational."