Traveling in Salo this summer is made effortless with new mobile tickets. Buying and using tickets with the free smart phone application is easy, fast and secure.
“We wanted to organize Salo’s summertime traffic in the most agile way for both the customers and the traffic contractors operating on 10 week contracts. We didn’t want to obligate the buses to acquire ticket readers but instead decided to try out mobile tickets and mobile payment besides cash payments. Utilizing smart phones through various applications is the modern way. Salo is known as an IT city so it was only natural to develop public traffic by taking mobile tickets into use.” says Salo’s Transport Service Specialist Tanja Ahola.
At first the product range includes single tickets for regional and on-demand transport and 30-day season tickets.
Salo public traffic’s mobile application supports all the most common payment methods: mobile payment, bank and credit cards, MobilePay and consolidated invoicing with Svea billing.
The app is free and available for Android and iOS phones.
“Salo has joined the expanding group of cities that are using PayiQ’s mobile application to carry out public and on-demand transport ticketing services. The solution makes it possible to move over from traditional tickets to dynamic ticketing services and products. Mobile tickets are a part of an international MaaS (Moblility as a Service) trend which aims at offering users an easy and safe way to combine different mobility modes and services with the help of new technologies. New technologies like Microsoft Azure open up unforeseen possibilities to combine different services and to create wholly new service concepts. With our technology adding new services is easy and flexible.” says Tuomo Parjanen, the CEO of PayiQ.