Single Payment Method for All Public Transport Services


Gürsoy M., Uzunhasanoğlu S.

Anadolu 12th International Conference on Applied sciences, Diyarbakır, Turkey, 26 - 28 May 2023, pp.57-65

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Diyarbakır
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-65
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The idea of a single payment method is quite important in terms of facilitating the use of public transportation services and making them more accessible. Currently, different ticket or card systems are used for different public transportation vehicles in many cities, which sometimes causes users to have difficulties in transportation planning and payments. With a single payment method, access to different public transportation vehicles can be provided with a single ticket or card. This can enable users to use public transportation services more comfortably and efficiently. As well as facilitating public transport use, it can also ensure that payment transactions are carried out quickly and securely. This can reduce waiting times on public transport, allowing users to have a more comfortable and efficient journey. Additionally, this method can increase the usage of public transportation services, which can help reduce problems such as environmental and traffic congestion. However, for the single payment method application to be successful, cooperation between organizations operating different public transportation vehicles is required. In addition, standardizing and making ticket or card systems compatible is also important. The costs and technological infrastructure needs of the single payment method implementation should also be considered. In conclusion, the idea of a single payment method can facilitate the use of public transportation services and make them more accessible. However, cooperation between different public transportation organizations and making ticket/card systems compatible is necessary for its implementation. In this publication, we will examine the studies, examples, and applications related to the single payment method in our country and around the world.

 

Keywords: Public Transportation Payment, Single Payment Method, Card System in Transportation