Cubic to present on smarter back-office tolling systems at Australia’s NeTC Industry Forum


Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) has announced that its director of tolling worldwide, Jon Ramirez, will be speaking at Australia’s National Electronic Tolling Forum (NeTC), which takes place in Sydney this week (May 23-25).

Hosted by ITS Australia under the theme ‘Converging Smarter Tolling Technologies’, the NeTC (National Electronic Tolling Committee) National Electronic Tolling Forum will bring together leading government, academic and industry representatives to discuss the latest tolling trends and technology developments.

Ramirez will be highlighting the latest in smart tolling technologies and management systems at the Tolling Back Office Systems session on Thursday (May 25). He will be discussing the development and use of Cubic’s Tolling Back Office system, which is designed for multi-agency use, while giving each individual entity control over its own business rules, revenue apportionment and general ledger. It lays a solid foundation for account-based payment processing and customer services across entire states or multi-state regions for any number of agencies or types of operators.

Ramirez noted, “Our advanced electronic tolling, video tolling, and violation processing solutions, deliver faster travel and convenient toll payment for customers, in addition to lowering costs, increasing revenue and better throughput for operators.”

Cubic has created an integrated payment processing, customer service, and financial management platform for the tolling industry that integrates world-class, enterprise level applications. The company is uniquely positioned between traditional tolling suppliers and large payment processors, and already manage US$18bn in revenues for the transportation industry. As well as tolling, the company’s CTS business unit is also a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services to create intelligent travel systems for public transit authorities and operators.

At last week’s UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal, Canada, several of the company’s leading executives were highlighting Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), Virtual Ticketing Agent, mobile ticketing, and trip planning. Andy Taylor, director of strategy at CTS, presented a session on ‘Mobility-as-a-Service – from vision to reality’, and Ken Karnes, business development director of mobile technologies at CTS, spoke on ‘Planning: system, trip, and mobile apps’.

“Managing the transportation demands within the available infrastructure is critical today, and continues to grow as the global population becomes more urbanized,” noted CTS president Matt Cole. “This must be managed by intelligent use of travel patterns and behavior to more equitably distribute traveler loads on the public and private transportation networks. Our NextCity vision brings together the technologies needed to support this equity.”

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