Americaneagle.com has been developing transit solutions for many years. In 2003, the Americaneagle.com team developed the Chicago Card Plus web portal for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), one of the first online account-based systems built in North America, and has since worked on numerous transportation projects, for clients including Skagit Transit, MetroLINK in Moline, IL and HMS Ferries, Inc. operator of the Pierce County Ferry in Washington State.
TTP offers mobile ticketing solutions that enable passengers to buy tickets anywhere and anytime, limiting the need for cash handling and speeding up the boarding process, all of which increase efficiency. We offer an end to end solution, from the mobile app, to the point of sale terminal, to inspection devices, all connected to the account-based central system.
Tam and Al, members of the TTP team, also attended a workshop, organized by OSPT Alliance, before the show, for transit vendors and consultants. Chung Chung Tam, Senior Vice President - Transit & Mobile Ticketing, has over 26 years of transit fare payment and passenger information system experience, and Al Connolly, Technical Director - Mobile Apps, has 18 years of application development experience. The workshop, ‘Transitioning your Fare Collection System by getting Account Based Right for Transit’, focused on how CIPURSETM enables stored value (card based), account-based and co-existing transport solutions.
At the workshop, Tam and Al gave a presentation on our recent reservations and ticketing project for HMS Ferries, Inc. which operates the Pierce County Ferry, and our work with Chicago Transit Authority. The ticketing project with Pierce County Ferry has revolutionized the boarding process with paper and mobile QR code tickets and will soon be further enhanced by smart cards that use CIPURSETM open standard technology, currently under development. In this project, we leveraged our experience with the online account-based fare payment system created for the Chicago Card PlusTM program which launched in 2004 and processed over $1 billion of fare transactions throughout the lifetime of the program (a period of 10 years). Tam and Al also gave the audience an overview of Americaneagle.com’s history from 1978, when Americaneagle.com entered the computer industry, to the present, and discussed our wider areas of service, including our hosting and post launch support expertise.
If you would like to find out more about our ticketing solutions, have any questions about our work in the transit industry, or would like to see a demonstration of our solutions in action, do not hesitate to get in touch - we’re ready to help our friends in the transit industry modernize their boarding processes!