Lima, capital of Peru, embraces technology to mark the way to modern and safe transportation. The Urban Transport Authority for Lima and Callao (ATU), maximum transport entity in the city, approved the “Technological Interoperability Standard for the Single Collection System for Lima and Callao & rdquor ;. What is it and what is it for?
This application, as reported by the ATU through a statement, allow to implement a single payment method in the different public transport services of the Integrated Transport System (SIT).
“The interoperability standard, created by the ATU, will allow interaction between the means of payment (card) and the reading devices that the buses or boarding stations will have, as is currently the case in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Lisbon. In this way, the user will not have to use two or up to three payment cards to get around, they will only need one & rdquor ;, highlighted the Director of Integration and Collection of the ATU, Ivan Villegas Flores.
“The approval of the interoperability standard for the single collection system is the first step to have the rate integration that the city needs. In this way, the user will have access to the system and the option to travel with a fair rate and discounts for transshipment & rdquor ;, he stressed.
Villegas Indian than any operator that wants to integrate, you must homologate your payment system with the standard established by the ATU.
“This will facilitate the integration into a single card of all the forms of payment that are currently used: cash, electronic means, among others & rdquor ;, he adds.
A survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, four years ago, puts Lima’s transport among the most dangerous for women in the world, where six out of ten are physically harassed.