NESTI: 17 July: Pay as you go pilot launched
Bus passengers in Durham are the first in the North East to try out new ‘Pay As You Go’ travel using a smart card instead of cash. The North East Smart Ticketing Initiative (NESTI), a partnership of local authorities and transport operators, is piloting the ITSO-compliant technology in the latest phase of a rollout aimed at making it easier for people to travel.
Department for Transport: 9 July: £153k funding for MCard ticketing at Huddersfield train station
The DfT will invest £153,000 to fund the ITSO-based technology, enabling passengers to use the West Yorkshire MCard to purchase rail fares and tap in at the station gates.