Go North East: 18 April: Traditional paper tickets phased out
Buyers of traditional paper tickets are being encouraged to move over to smartcards or mobile phone tickets.
Nexus: 11 April: Smart travel for Shields Ferry
Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service, has fitted ITSO-compliant smartcard validators on board the ferry and a new four-week FerrySaver ticket is available as a smart product.
Leicestershire: 3 April: Bus fleet takes up smart ticketing
Some 500 buses are now equipped to take ITSO-compliant smart cards for concessionary travel, with the aim of extending use to commercial transport and other council services.