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PDMS is awarded Transport Scotland TABO 2 contract to facilitate concessionary travel

News Published on 21 March 2018

PDMS has been appointed by Transport Scotland as the contractor for Transport Administration Back Office (TABO), assuring the provision and ongoing delivery of back-office services.

PDMS will be working in partnership with Euclid Limited who are implementing their Fareshare solution.

What is Fareshare?

Fareshare provides analysis, reporting and shared information to allow re-imbursement on smart journeys, including Scottish National Concessionary Travel Schemes and, optionally, commercial travel. Fareshare is a proven product, already managing the back-office system for the Transport for West Midlands Swift scheme.

The new cloud-based solution will be a direct replacement for the existing Transport Scotland TABO system. As an ITSO-certified supplier, PDMS will also be providing programme management, data migration and support services from its Glasgow office. 

The contract is for a four-year period with the possibility of two extensions, each of two years. The contract value for the four-year period equates to just under £3 million.

Partnership with Euclid

Established for 30 years and based in southern England, Euclid is an important supplier into ITSO smart ticketing, with a remit spanning the production of personalised smartcards, through to delivering and managing many turn-key commercial ticketing schemes.

Their Fareshare re-imbursement and analysis solution has been selected by multiple English council concessionary and commercial ticketing schemes. It is used for controlling re-imbursement, providing demographics and assisting in the detection and management of fraud. It is Euclid’s vision that Fareshare will be the de-facto back-office solution to any ITSO smart ticketing scheme.

Using PDMS's Scottish presence and strong track record of bespoke software solutions, the partnership with Euclid will use our combined capabilities to make this vision a reality and provide the best possible solution for Transport Scotland. 

Derek Rae, Head of Key Accounts at PDMS, commented:

“We are delighted to have been selected, together with our partner Euclid, for this major project to replace and enhance the existing TABO system to support concessionary travel in Scotland. This new contract demonstrates our commitment to delivering innovative smart and ITSO based solutions in the transport sector”.‎

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