Coimbra invests one million euros in public transport system
The Municipality of Coimbra today announced an investment of one million euros in a new ticketing system in public transport, which will allow users to use multiple modes of transport with a single pass.
It is “a commitment of the Town Hall for a service that allows price integration between the different modes of passenger transport and the operators of the municipal network, allowing users to only need a pass to travel in the whole town, ”he says. the municipality, in a press release.
The system is also ready to integrate, in the future, parking and soft modes, namely the ‘Park & Ride’ system and shared modes, including ‘bike sharing’.
According to the note, the new multimodal ticketing system is already being installed and will allow the loading of tickets on automatic teller machines and the online acquisition of tickets.
The municipality of Coimbra is betting on a system “with characteristics that will allow, in the future, its compatibility with the system of the Intercommunal Community (CIM) of the Region of Coimbra and with the Mobility System of Mondego”.
“It is also expected that the new system will have the capacity to accept the integration of other supra-municipal operators, whether road, rail or other,” said the press release.
The operation is part of Coimbra’s Strategic Urban Development Plan (PEDU) and has provided Community funding for 85% of the Centro 2020 regional operational program.