ERG collects $30m fare deal in US

Perth's ERG Group has signed a $30 million contract for a major transit fare collection project in the US in Washington DC, Maryland and North Virginia.

ERG specialises in developing and supplying integrated fare management and software systems for the transport industry and its smartcard systems and services.

Under the five-year contract with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which has two one-year options, ERG will establish and operate a new Regional Customer Service Centre for the authority's SmarTrip smartcard-based collection system.

ERG will manage card distribution and clear and settle smartcard transactions across 17 transit agencies in Washington DC, Maryland and North Virginia.

The company said it expects to manage a card base exceeding one million smart cards in the initial term of the contract.

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