Goiânia is investing in new technology and ticketing methods to improve the mass public transportation system

Since the approval of Supplementary Law 169, dated 21/29/12, which deals with the reformulation of mass transit in Goiania and the metropolitan area, a range of services provided to the population has become a reality for users of mass public transportation. According to the Mayor of Goiânia, Rogério Cruz, “The goal is to improve more and more technology at the service of the user, to facilitate access and democratize the system.”

Benefits began in December 2021, with the possibility of payment by credit and debit card approximately, a method that has become one of the main means of payment for those using public transportation. “It facilitates the daily life of Guyanenses and visitors who need to use the service. Simply approach the card in the validator and the turnstile is released,” highlights Mayor Rogerio Cruz.

The technology used in public transportation in the capital and metropolitan area is the most recent in the country. It enables facial biometrics, intended for seniors, the disabled, and students, as well as recharging credits on the onboard Sitpass card. It is also planned to implement purchases and payments for travel via WhatsApp and an embedded QR code, which is an unprecedented technical solution in the country.

In February 2022, a meeting of the Mass Transfer Trading Chamber (CDTC) was held. The meeting, which was previously marked by deliberations on a tariff increase, this time defined, with immediate implementation, a new flexible tariff policy that allows the creation of several tariff products, the use of digital tickets and electronic boarding passes, easier access to users of the system, and the integration of various modes of transport.

With this new flexible fare policy, the months of March and April saw the launch of the single ticket, a method that completely changed the routine of public transport users. After 30 days of use, Bilhete Único has reached the expected goal for six months, with nearly 20% of users incorporating the method.

The second and third CTDC meetings, which took place between March and April, were marked by the authorization of electric drive vehicles within the specifications of buses intended to service the Anhanguera hub and its extensions, another milestone for public transport users. Goiania and the metropolitan area.

In May, the workers’ free pass was launched, which, due to high demand from companies, had an early entry date from May 13 to 11.

New actions
The mass public transport system will include seven new tickets in total, which will cover families, short trips and the productive sector and generate what everyone expects: savings and reduced travel time. In addition to the single ticket and the free ticket for workers, which have already been provided to users, the following cards are planned for the coming months: Family Card (for up to five people on board with one fare on weekends), Today 1 week (purchasing a daily and weekly ticket), Postpaid card, half fare ticket.

“We are moving towards making transportation cost fairer through the new method of pricing and fleet renewal and expansion,” notes Ruggiero Cruz, stressing that improving urban mobility and urban integration of mass transit is part of his government plan, and that the improvements implemented represent the fulfillment of this commitment.

Other services and deliverables are also included in the public transportation restructuring project, such as: the acquisition of a new fleet, the new Eixo Anhanguera, the new Eixo Norte-Sul, and new supplemental services on demand, such as CityBus 3.0; Shared bike service connected to the integration stations; In addition to a program to implement, renovate and maintain shelters at bus stops throughout Nova RMG.

Metropolitan Mass Transportation Corporation (CMTC) – Goiania City Council

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