Cubic introduces Next-Generation Tolling Management Platform

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities September 19, 2014 11:20

Cubic introduces Next-Generation Tolling Management Platform

At this year’s IBTTA conference in Austin (Texas), Cubic Transportation Systems, the integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for transportation, launched NextCity for Tolling – a next-generation back office solution optimized from the ground up for managing toll collection. Its architecture integrates components for payment processing, customer service and financial management. These enterprise-class modules, all part of the NextCity architecture, are used by thousands of blue chip companies worldwide and are proven to be reliable, secure and flexible.

Developed under the leadership of experienced tolling industry executives and operational experts, NextCity for Tolling provides the industry’s first off-the-shelf alternative to proprietary legacy systems that are expensive and difficult to change, customize and modernize.

“Our vision for NextCity is a fully integrated information and payments management system that spans all of the agencies and authorities in an urban or regional area, enabling managers and planners to holistically optimize their entire transportation network,” said Steve Shewmaker, president, Cubic Transportation Systems. “Integrating tolling back office systems into NextCity is essential to achieving this goal because roadways are such a critical, and in many cases, oversaturated part of most urban networks.”

Today’s electronic toll collection back office systems are proprietary custom implementations. Changes to keep up with evolving business rules and advancements in Web, mobile and payment processing are expensive and time consuming.

In contrast, NextCity for Tolling introduces an advanced modern system architecture based on off-the-shelf, best-of-breed components instead of the traditional custom and proprietary approach. Cubic has integrated and customized these components to provide a comprehensive next-generation tolling system that offers many advantages:

  • Flexible design. Make changes quickly and cost-effectively by configuring the extensive set of system options, without the need for programming new code
  • Highly customizable. Meet specific requirements and make changes as needed to ensure evolving business rules
  • Keep pace with technology. Share costs to support advances in Web, mobile, cloud and payment processing are distributed, ensuring affordability and a long life for your investment
  • Multi-agency use. Support entire states or multi-state regions for any agencies or types of operators
  • Control over business rules. Give each entity control to implement its own business rules and management practices including revenue apportionment and general ledger
  • Financial integrity. Improve accountability, reconciliation, security, auditability, compliance and efficiency of revenue management

“Our team of tolling industry experts and developers worked together to extend Cubic’s NextCity modern system architecture with everything needed for a next-generation of transactional revenue management for tolling,” said Jon Ramirez, director of Tolling Worldwide for  Cubic Transportation Systems. “Our best–in-class solution provides the flexibility, customization and technological support our customers are seeking. We are excited to introduce NextCity for Tolling to the industry at this year’s IBTTA conference.” With more than 15 years of experience in the tolling industry, Ramirez has led implementation and operations teams for many large-scale tolling deployments.

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities September 19, 2014 11:20