IFM FORUM - Interoperable Fare Management

This project aimed to make public transport more user-friendly by facilitating seamless accessibility to different public transport networks. In 2015 payment processes shall no longer be a barrier for the users of public transport. It is therefore important to avoid the establishment of enduring isolated national solutions and to define roadmaps leading the way toward Europe wide interoperability.

The objective of the “Interoperable Fare Management Project” (IFM Project) was to provide travellers with shared styles of contact-less media throughout Europe which could be used for multiple transport products in different geographic areas and for sustainable modal switching, such as the use of “Park and Ride” - unlike existing portable objects which were restricted to specific city or regional geographies.

More specifically, this project aimed to investigate the implementation of common interoperable ICT-based systems for mobility in public transport based on the CEN Standard, ISO EN 24014-1, which was also the conceptual framework for interoperable fare management (IFM).

IN BRIEF

  • Duration: 2008 – July 2010
  • Budget: 740,000 € (66,000 € UITP grant)
  • Coordinator: ITSO
  • Partners: TUV RHEINLAND, VDV, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, PREDIM / URBA 2000, SNCF, UNIVERSITE PARIS OUEST NANTERRE LA DEFENSE, RATP

More information: www.ifm-project.eu
Contact: Natacha White

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