Cubic continues installation of PANYNJ TAPP contactless fare payment readers

Cubic continues installation of PANYNJ TAPP contactless fare payment readers Image credit: Cubic Transportation System

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has announced that Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) customers at all seven New Jersey stations can now use the new account-based contactless fare payment system Total Access PATH Payment (TAPP). 

PATH launched the TAPP fare payment system in December 2023. More than 100 gates have now been equipped with TAPP readers. Riders can use contactless debit/credit cards or digital wallets on smartphones at TAPP-enabled turnstiles. The open-loop system eliminates the need to purchase PATH-issued fare card such as SmartLink or pay-per-ride MetroCards. 

Cubic Transportation Systems (Cubic) was awarded the contract to design and install the new TAPP system in November 2021. The contract also included software development and installation, the purchase and installation of equipment as well as implementation of all backroom processing capabilities to support the new system. 

The estimated cost for the new system is $99.4 million. Cubic also will provide operational and maintenance services at an annual cost of $5.1 million over the course of the first six years of operations. PATH has the option to extend the operation and services with Cubic for two, five-year periods at a cost of $6.6 million per year. Cubic will continue to provide administrative services for fare payment software and equipment.

Source: PANYNJ