SA selects transport smart card shortlist

Summary:Adelaide has formed a shortlist of vendors for its electronic ticketing tender that have been invited to participate in a tender process.

Adelaide has formed a shortlist of vendors for its electronic ticketing tender that have been invited to participate in a tender process.

Patrick Conlon
(Credit: Government of
South Australia)

A spokesperson for South Australia's Transport Minister Patrick Conlon was unable to name the companies, as they were commercial in confidence.

The result of the call for tenders is scheduled for evaluation around July/August, the spokesperson said, with the anticipation that the contract would be awarded by the end of the year.

The state released an expression of interest for vendors interested in taking part in the electronic ticketing project last September as part of a $2 billion transport revamp. The smart card technology will be installed in around 1000 vehicles and numerous transport facilities across Adelaide.

Other smart card projects have had problems in the past with NSW's Tcard being cancelled, and Victoria's Myki running over budget and behind schedule.

However, Brisbane and Perth have working systems and NSW and Victoria seem to have moved forward on their plans.

NSW has selected three vendors to participate in its second request for proposals, while Victoria's Myki has been rolling out over Geelong.

Topics: Emerging Tech, Government : AU, Tech Industry

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