Cubic Celebrates Ten Years Since Signing go card Contract
Cubic Transportation Systems Australia, part of the transportation systems
division of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), is celebrating a ten-year milestone
since signing the go card contract in South East Queensland, which is
recognized as Australia's best smart card ticketing system.
BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Cubic
Transportation Systems Australia, part of the transportation systems division
of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), is celebrating a ten-year milestone since
signing the go card contract in South East Queensland, which is recognized as
Australia's best smart card ticketing system.
The contract, awarded in 2003, was a defining moment for Cubic as it was the
first large-scale operating contract for the company. Cubic is responsible for
all ticketing systems operations and maintenance, the retail network, regional
clearing and settlement, card management and customer services.
Steve Shewmaker, president, Cubic Transportation Systems, said the go card
contract changed the way Cubic conducts business globally.
"It was a landmark project for Cubic. Instead of simply delivering a ticketing
system to our customers, the go card was our first experience of delivering
and operating a full suite of managed services," Shewmaker said. "This has now
become our business model and something we use across the world in places like
London, Sydney, Vancouver, San Francisco and Chicago."
Cubic Transportation Systems' Australasia managing director Tom Walker said
Cubic is delighted to be part of a smart card ticketing system that continues
to go from strength to strength.
"It is a remarkable achievement to have realized half-a-billion trips in five
years, coupled with the distribution of three and a half million go cards
during that period," he said. "The system's operators, TransLink and the
Queensland Government, should be congratulated for introducing some innovative
programs to increase passenger numbers. These include the "9 + Free" program,
which rewards commuters with free travel after they take more than nine
journeys a week."
The smart card now accounts for more than 90 percent of all train trips and 83
percent of all public transport trips network wide.
Walker said he was particularly proud the system was named the best smart card
ticketing system in Australia by peak industry body, the Tourism & Transport
"We have more than100 staff based in Brisbane who work on the project, with
many of them being involved from the start. They should all be proud to be
part of Australia's best ticketing system and for delivering a world-class
operation to Queensland commuters each day," said Walker.
Fast Facts –
*The go card contract was awarded to Cubic in 2003
*The system officially launched in February 2008
*More than 3.5 million go cards have been issued to date
*The go card is available on 2,428 buses, at 147 rail stations and 32 ferry
*The system recently underwent a major network extension with ferry
services for Southern Moreton Bay islands (SMBI) officially becoming part
of the TransLink network.
About Cubic Transportation Systems
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic
Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense
Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense
Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure
communications systems. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of
training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for
U.S. and allied nations.
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and
information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic
delivers integrated solutions that help transport operators manage their
operations and services and give passengers choices in the smartest and
easiest ways to pay their fares. Cubic specializes in design, development,
manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information.
Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems,
operations support, patron support, business support and field services.
Every year, nearly 10 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic payment
and information systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major
markets on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane
(Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region;
Washington, D.C. /Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego
region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region;
Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New
South Wales), Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.
For more information about Cubic, see the company's website at
Timothy A. Hill
Director of Corporate Communications
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