Cubic Transportation Systems, designer and integrator of San Diego County’s regional Compass smart card system, won a $1.5 million contract to provide maintenance services for Compass partner North County Transit District’s (NCTD) electronic ticketing equipment for the Coaster commuter rail and Sprinter light rail.
The base contract is for three years with five option years, which would increase the overall contract to $4 million.
Cubic will provide preventative and corrective maintenance for the ticketing machines, platform validators and ticket office terminals.
This extensive experience benefits NCTD and other customers with similar services provided by Cubic because of the immediate access to Cubic’s OEM engineering and manufacturing organizations and the expertise for additional support as needed. This includes a shared knowledge base across Cubic’s global operations for faster issue resolution.
“We believe that contracting these services from Cubic will help NCTD to achieve not only a discernible cost savings for maintenance, but also a high level of reliability and availability rates for their fare collection equipment that will help maintain a positive customer experience,” said Matt Newsome, vice president and regional director, west coast, Cubic Transportation Systems. “Cubic’s experience with NCTD equipment enables us to provide the highest quality maintenance service, the lowest cost approach to spares management, and more cost-effective asset refresh planning to extend equipment life and defer equipment replacement.”