As part of its commitment to passenger-friendly solutions and improving the integration of public transport, Keolis aims to promote ticketing solutions that simplify ticket purchasing and create fluid and seamless connections between modes.
According to the needs of the public transport authority, which in many countries coordinates passenger revenue policy, Keolis can develop smart cards with pay-as-you go systems or integrating month or week passes. Everything is geared towards encouraging passengers to adopt new technology and chip cards rather than buy individual travel tickets.
In Tours, Keolis deployed a post-payment programme where customers are debited on the 15th of the month for the use of the previous month. In Rennes Keolis integrated the KorriGo card interoperable on the regional rail network, into the urban transport network of metro and bus but also the new bike rental service. In the London area, the train franchise Southern successfully introduced the Oyster card pay-as-you-go system, with which passengers can also travel on the Underground.
Other projects currently being tested include cards equipped with USB sticks that can be charged up on a personal computer from the comfort of one's own home or office; and key fobs integrating the NFC chip, no larger than a metro ticket.