Rambus Ecebs were delighted to welcome a large number of companies and people involved in smart ticketing in the UK to our event in the Strangers Dining Room in the Palace of Westminster which was sponsored by the Right Honourable Michael McCann, the Rambus Ecebs local MP.
Rambus Ecebs strengthens its position as smart ticketing leader at House of Commons event
Smart Ticketing – a Blueprint for 21st Century Travel
Rambus Ecebs were delighted to welcome a large number of companies and people involved in smart ticketing in the UK to our event in the Strangers’ Dining Room in the Palace of Westminster which was sponsored by the Right Honorable Michael McCann, the Rambus Ecebs local MP. This gathering of many of the most influential stakeholders in the smart ticketing community was held with transport representatives from central government, local authorities, transport operators, related commerical organisations and a number of prominent members of parliament and the House of Lords.
The event, which was exceptionally well attended and oversubscribed, discussed how smart ticketing is evolving and growing within the UK and beyond with focus on how important this is to the UK economy and welfare.
Lillian Greenwood, the Shadow Minister for Transport and MP for Nottingham South, spoke of the Labour party’s vision, a challenge to achieve the goal similar to that set out by
Harold Wilson and Barbera Castle in the late 1960’s – that is, to deliver a reliable, secure and integrated travel system. She further explained how the use of smart ticketing in the North of England was growing. This was providing significant benefit to local constituents not just via concessionary travel but commercial too, with the Trent Barton Tram system now accepting smartcards which can also be used on buses in Nottingham.
Rambus Ecebs executive chairman said: ” This event highlights the importance of smart ticketing within the UK and beyond. We are witnessing a new age where technology is moving at such a pace that consumers demand services that can align with their expectations for customer experience. We are seeing this with the advent of mobile payments and transport is no exception”.
He commented further, ” Rambus Ecebs are real leaders in smart ticketing implementation and have a very strong technical team who have long been leaders in smart technology and innovation. Rambus Ecebs have seen significant growth in demand for transport products and services.
The large attendance from key industry players at today’s event underlines that. I would like to thank Michael McCann and Lillian Greenwood for their support of this event in promoting the smart transport industry.”
To mark the event, Russell McCullagh, Rambus Ecebs Managing Director, presented some lucky attendees with a bottle of ‘Malt Whisky’, which of course can only be sampled when public transport is used afterwards.