Muvo Transportation Fare Management Solution
Starting in 2012, the eThekwini Transport Authority (ETA) embarked upon the process of reorganizing public transport within the City of Durban, South Africa, to ensure that a sustainable, safe and efficient service was delivered. The overall goal of the initiative was to improve the quality of life for the city’s residents through the provision of an Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) that is safe, secure, convenient, clean, affordable and socially equitable.
A key component of convenient public transport is an integrated fare management system. By utilizing OTI’s range of Saturn 6500 contactless card readers in buses and at fixed and mobile PayPoints across the city, the ETA developed and rolled out its “MUVO” card, the first fully EMV-certified (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) and NDoT-certified (National Department of Transport) smart card for fare management. The system will be rolled out to other modes of transport in due course.