The new ticketing system is based on contact less cards. Apart from the banking cards, these donít have a magnetic band and the connection with the terminals from the vehicles and the ones from the commercial centers it is done without contact, through proximity. Due to the incorporated micro processor the cards permit the launch of an improved paying offer: at the existing elements there are added pre-pay traveling accounts and the payment according to the distance. Furthermore, some personal data stocked permit a more correct identification of the persons that benefit from facilities of the public transportation, as well as the recover of the account in case of loss or destroying of the card. The uploading through the banking system (POS or e-banking) as well as the utility in other local public services Ė for example for paying the parking, can be developed further.
The actual RATT payment
offer will preserve the tickets as payment option of the transportation. These
will be validated in the vehicles using the same new terminals that print the
date, the hour and the line, being intended for the occasional travelers, the
majority not being a resident in
RATT preserved the actual offer for the season tickets and transferred it on the new card. Usually, the season tickets are nominal and have the full price, others have 20% off and others are with 50% off. The juridical ones have only full price. The juridical ones are offered after presenting set of documents that will be scanned and introduced in the data base. The selling online will exclude the wrong or abusive cards. For a better flexibility in using the card, the season ticket for one or two lines can receive the prepay option. In this manner, the card can be used both as season ticket and as ticket for other lines then the ones in the season ticket.
The new ticketing system
can be considered, alongside the new management of the vehicles, like the third
pillar of the development efforts done for a few years by the
We must admit that this system comes with some responsabilities for the client. Befor this it was enought to buy a season ticket and to carry it with you, with the new system the client must validate the card for each travel. Also, one shold pay attention not to lose the card, because when a new card is released the client will pay for the plastic material Ė the card and itís personalization. Only when first emitted the cards and the personalizations are free of charge. If the buyer takes care of the card he/she cand have it for 5 years. Shoul it be stolen the client needs to declare it and can recover the money. Once declared stolen or lost the card is put on a black list and canít be used in the system by the new owner.