MALAYSIA: Land transport authority SPAD has awarded Australian company Vix Technology a A$27m contract to design, supply and operate a unified multi-modal ticketing system covering Kuala Lumpur and the wider Klang Valley.

The cashless payment system is to be rolled out from early 2017, and will enable passengers to pay for rail, metro, monorail and bus services using a single smart card. It will support contactless prepayment, debit and credit cards, as well as NFC mobile phones.

‘In the future, commuters will no longer need to carry multiple cards in their pockets every time they want to travel, making the transit network a lot more convenient and user-friendly for locals and tourists alike’, said Vix Technology CEO Steve Gallagher.

  • Vix Technology is to establish an Asian operations hub at the Mid-Valley tech hub in Kuala Lumpur.