The Smart Ticketing Challenge Fund (STCF) is open to applications for projects which support the development of interoperable smart ticketing, other commercial smart ticketing and smart payment initiatives throughout Scotland.
Applications should be made by public bodies such as local authorities or regional transport authorities who wish to support the upgrade of smart ticketing and payment equipment on tendered passenger transport services operating in their areas.
The STCF can be used to support the upgrade of smart ticketing electronic ticket machines to fully functioning ITSO version 2.1.4 equipment or to upgrade existing ITSO version 2.1.4 equipment with cEMV (contactless) or other smart payment or ticketing add-ons. Please note the STCF can only support capital projects.
Projects will need to demonstrate how they deliver against the aims of the fund which is to support interoperable smart ticketing, other commercial smart ticketing and smart payment initiatives and as a result encourage an increase in the number of journeys made by public transport and a modal shift to forms of transport with lower carbon emission. They should also address and integrate one or more of the ‘horizontal themes’ identified for the ERDF 2014-2020 programme, these are: environmental sustainability, social inclusion and equal opportunities.
Further detail on the criteria is in the guidance document in the 'how to apply' section.
Applications put forward for consideration of funding from the LCTT Smart Ticketing Challenge Fund will be checked for eligibility prior to being progressed to assessment.