|Spring 2016||LTK Engineering Services was retained as the overall program manager for this project. LTK is widely experienced in Smart Fare implementation and has a strong knowledge of the industry.|
|Summer 2017||Vix Technology was contracted to design and build the Smart Fare technology over three years. Once the technology is in place, this experienced transit technology company will also be responsible for operating and maintaining the system for 12 years on behalf of the participating transit agencies.|
|June 2018||The preliminary system design was completed|
|October 2019||Smart Fare electronic payment is a step closer with the installation of fare validators in all public buses for Edmonton, St. Albert, and Strathcona County.|
|Fall 2020||System pilot testing|
|2021||Full system deployment|
The Regional Smart Fare System is multi-modal and includes buses, LRT, and specialized services such as Handibus and DATS (Disabled Adult Transit Services).
Last edited: November 19, 2019