Flowbird launches new Bus Back Better promotion

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Ticketing and payments specialist Flowbird has launched a new bus technology package for operators as they plan Enhanced Partnerships with local transport authorities. The package includes its driver console, contactless cEMV, capped fares, BODS compliance and ITSO certification, which are supplied along with its cloud-hosted back office software, and a long warranty.

In addition, flexible payment terms, low transaction fees and monthly charges will make this offer attractive to large and small bus operators, the company believes.

“Our Bus Back Better offer supports the immediate needs of operators in optimising available Government support while at the same time delivering the digital systems specified in Enhanced Partnerships that will open up new opportunities for bus companies,” said Alistair Aitken, Flowbird’s Business Development Executive. “Besides meeting Government requirements, the new solution offers straightforward integration with other applications such as passenger apps and m-ticketing, as well as validators for ‘touch on touch off’ – perfectly preparing operators for the new era of fare payments and wider mobility systems. The package also provides a pathway to Flowbird’s bus-oriented mobility hub for operators, opening up new retailing opportunities and ‘on demand’ service provision as the wider transport sector moves towards greater multi-modal integration. Bus transport will play an even greater role in getting people out of cars onto sustainable transport – and bus operators can be confident that this package will provide them with a reliable solution today and a future-ready platform for tomorrow.”

Flowbird says its Bus Back Better promotion ticks all the boxes for contactless payments and capped ticketing set out by the Department for Transport in its vision for the future of bus travel. FLOWBIRD