Ridango to provide Sörmland, Sweden, municipality with a new transport information system
Rapidly developing Nordic public transport information technology provider Ridango has been chosen to implement new real-time passenger information and account-based ticketing solutions for the Sörmland county municipality in Sweden after winning a public tender estimated to be worth 50 million Swedish kronor.
Ridango’s chairman of the management board Erki Lipre said that the sophisticated real-time system will provide an overview of all public buses and provide different interface support to spread the real-time information to the wider public. The new ticketing solution will introduce more seamless experience to the passengers. “This is a further development of our successful solution introduced in Västeras and Gotland in Sweden, reinforcing the great contribution that Ridango offers to Estonian technology export” commented Lipre.
Sörmland county has a population of 270.000 inhabitants and the new real-time solution together with new account based public transport ticketing solution will include all 260 buses operating in the region. The municipality awarded the contract to Ridango and its local partner TriNorth Solutions AB in August 2015 after winning the public tender earlier.
Oskar Jonsson from the Sörmland municipality transport department said that the aim of introducing new technology is to improve the services for the passengers and thus to make using public transport easier. “The new system will allow us to expand the circle of ticket agents and also provide more traffic information to make bus travel easier for all passenger grops,” noted Jonsson.
The new technical system will be introduced gradually from the winter 2016 and will include bus services in Sörmland, but the system may also be used for the region’s rail traffic in the future.
Ridango is a fast-growing technology company in the field of transit ticketing, payments and real-time information solutions. Ridango delivers turnkey projects for real-time information and account-based ticketing solutions to transportation authorities and corporations, acting as a one-stop shop for any transport operator. Ridango was founded in Tallinn, Estonia in 2005. The company has successfully delivered account based public transport ticketing and monitoring projects to municipalities and private operators in Nordic countries.