Supply of 10 million contactless tickets per year up to 2022
Paragon ID (Euronext Paris - FR0011980077 - PID), the leading provider of identification solutions for Transport, e-ID, Traceability and Brand Protection, is pleased to announce that the “Régie des Transports Métropolitains” (RTM) Aix-Marseille-Provence has renewed itstheir contract for the supply of contactless tickets with Paragon ID for a further 5 years. Paragon won the contract following a European tender process.
RTM manages the urban transport networks for the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis (urban transport networks of 9 cities including Marseille, Aubagne and La Ciotat; the Saint-Charles bus station; maritime shuttles; 14 car parks; and the “Vieux-Port” Ferry Boat). In total, nearly half a million passengers travel daily on RTM networks, which account for more than 160 million journeys per year.
RTM has been a long-standing customer of Paragon ID for more than 40 years, since the inauguration of the Marseille Metro in 1977. Since then, Paragon ID has supported RTM through successive technological revolutions - first in the early 90s, when magnetic tickets replaced traditional tickets and more recently, in 2012, with the adoption of contactless technology.
Over the next 5 years, Paragon ID will supply around 10 million tickets per year. These contactless tickets will be provided blank or pre-coded, per unit or in books, to be sold at RTM counters or authorised retail points.
Julien Zuccarelli, Paragon ID CEO, says:
‟RTM Aix-Marseille-Provence is a historical customer of Paragon ID. Over 5 years ago, we worked closely with them to implement the transition from magnetic to contactless tickets. We are proud to count RTM among our customers for another 5 years and we are very pleased that they have renewed their trust in us for the supply of their tickets.”