Take the Train to the Plane with Cubic’s EASY Card System in Miami
SAN DIEGO, Calif.–September 11, 2012–Miamians now can take the Metrorail to and from the Miami International Airport (MIA), including paying their fares on the EASY Card smart card system designed and integrated by Cubic Transportation Systems, the leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions.
“The new Orange Line service to MIA puts Miami at the forefront of major U.S. cities with seamless access from plane to train and other forms of ground transportation,” said Richard Wunderle, senior vice president and general manager, Cubic Transportation Systems’ North America operations. “Cubic is pleased to have been a part of this addition to Miami-Dade Transit’s services and to reinforce a positive experience for their customers.”
Cubic extended the EASY Card system to MIA Metrorail Station under an approximately $1 million option in the original contract with MDT, including new faregates and ticketing machines. Cubic’s Nextfare® central system is the information and fare processing backbone of the system. The international system integrator deployed the first phase of EASY Card in a record 15 months, with contract award in June 2008 and launch in September 2009. Less than a year later, Cubic added SFRTA’s Tri-Rail to the EASY Card system.
Miami-Dade Transit’s new Orange Line starts at the Miami Intermodal Center, the region’s new ground transportation hub that greets air travelers and gives them options to jump aboard MDT buses or the Metrorail, utilize the car rental facilities, or hail a cab. Future services will be available from Amtrak and regional SFRTA.
The EASY Card lets Miami-Dade Transit riders ease their way from parking to rail to bus services across the city, all with a single smart card. The card can be used to pay all transit fares, including transfers between bus and rail. The new EASY Card system is now operational across MDT’s 23 Metrorail stations and in nearly 900 buses.
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 defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services.
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; and Scandinavia.
For more information about Cubic, see the company’s Web site at http://www.cubic.com.