MasterCard and VISA will test the electronic payment system in the Chisinau municipal public transport.
The Mayor of Chisinau, Ion Ceban, stated this on his page in one of the social networks. He said that specialized companies will be selected for the implementation of the pilot project of electronic payment. At present, a package of documents is being prepared for the selected companies to start working with municipal public transport enterprises. The General Directorate of Public Transport and Communications, the Electric Transport Directorate and the City Bus Depot will conclude agreements with operators providing electronic fare services, will test a pilot project on one or two trolleybus routes and on the same number of bus routes, and monitor the operation of the system under test. Within 2-3 months, the electronic fare payment system will be implemented (installation of electronic equipment, training of employees of municipal transport companies), and then this system will be tested for a maximum of 6 months. Ion Ceban stressed that the companies that will implement the pilot project will not benefit from the tenders that will be organized later for the implementation of the profile system in the municipal public transport. Let us recall that the project to introduce an electronic fare payment system in municipal public transport will be implemented on the basis of a public-private partnership. // 17.11.2020 - InfoMarket.