During a study tour in Île-de-France, our delegation travelled around the region of 12 million inhabitants by foot, transit, and other forms of shared mobility like demand- responsive transit (DRT), express buses, and shared e-scooters. Unlike with individual car mobility, the issue of fare collection is a matter of major importance when moving around with any kind of public and/or shared mobility.
• With the goal of developing an extensive public transport network, the fare-integration strategy implemented in and around Paris also extends to innovative mobility modes developed locally.
• Île-de-France’s public transport authority is updating its fare collection supports and payment methods while simultaneously steering its policy goals towards more active, decarbonized and collective transportation modes.
• New fare collection technologies create new possibilities to further enhance the user experience while also bringing new risks for the most vulnerable users.