Flowbird, the bus ticketing and payments specialists, has launched a new bus technology package for operators as they plan Enhanced Partnerships with local transport authorities.


The company’s Bus Back Better promotion ticks all the boxes for contactless payments and capped ticketing set out by the Department for Transport in its vision for the future of bus travel.


The Flowbird package includes its market leading driver console, contactless cEMV, capped fares, BODS compliance and ITSO certification, which are supplied along with its cloud hosted back office software, and a long warranty.


In addition, flexible payment terms, low transaction fees and monthly charges make this offer attractive to large and small bus operators.


“Our Bus Back Better offer supports the immediate needs of operators in optimising available Government support while at the same time delivering the digital systems specified in Enhanced Partnerships that will open up new opportunities for bus companies,” said Alistair Aitken, Business Development Executive at Flowbird.


High on the list of priorities for the DfT’s bus strategy are:


  • Simpler bus fares with daily price caps
  • Better service integration and ticketing across all transport modes
  • Contactless payment on all buses


“Besides meeting Government requirements, the new solution offers straightforward integration with other applications such as passenger apps and m-ticketing, as well as validators for ‘touch on touch off’ – perfectly preparing operators for the new era of fare payments and wider mobility systems,” said Alistair.


“The package also provides a pathway to Flowbird’s bus-oriented mobility hub for operators, opening up new retailing opportunities and ‘on demand’ service provision as the wider transport sector moves towards greater multi-modal integration. Bus transport will play an even greater role in getting people out of cars onto sustainable transport – and bus operators can be confident that this package will provide them with a reliable solution today and a future-ready platform for tomorrow.”


To find out more about the Flowbird Bus Back Better package, call 01202 339 452 or go to www.flowbird.group/transport/bus-back-better/