The Mint of Poland named best in “Payment Collection Systems” at the 15th International Fair of Public Transport TRANSEXPO 2021

27 october 2021

The Mint of Poland has won another accolade for its pioneering payment solutions at the International Fair of Public Transport TRANSEXPO. This time, the jury of industry experts commended the Company’s innovative season-ticket-on-bank-card scheme in the category “Payment Collection Systems”.

The highest accolade for the Mint of Poland

It is already the third time that the Mint of Poland’s innovative solutions have won at the International Fair of Public Transport TRANSEXPO in the category “Payment Collection Systems”. Previously, the professional jury honoured twice the Company’s state-of-the-art Open Payment System (OPS), at the 13th and 14th TRANSEXPO (in 2016 and 2018). 

The Company’s scheme awarded during this year’s most prestigious public transport fair in Poland was implemented for the first time in Bydgoszcz in September 2020. Its innovation lies in the possibility to store a public transport season ticket on a contactless payment card. During ticket inspection, it is the payment card that serves as proof of ticket purchase so no travel card is needed. 

– We consistently develop innovations that not only respond to market needs but also set new industry standards – says Katarzyna Budnicka, Member of the Management Board responsible for Electronic Payments, Mennica Polska S.A.In practice, our new solution means more comfort for passengers as well as both less plastic and less paper, the two measurable benefits for public transport providers. 

The season-ticket-on-bank-card scheme was implemented by the Mint of Poland (the implementing party) in cooperation with Mastercard (the implementation’s consulting partner) and the Municipal Roads and Public Transport Authority in Bydgoszcz (the ordering party). 

– The possibility to prove ticket purchase with a contactless payment card is a convenient and time-saving option for public transport users. To purchase and activate the ticket, they no longer need to use a vending machine or visit a passenger service point or another ticket sale point – all transactions are completed online via the Bydgoszcz Municipal Card (BKM) passenger portal. At the same time, as the purchased ticket is stored directly on the payment card, passengers need no other documents during their journey – adds Jacek Sieński, Sales Department Director of the Electronic Payments Division, Mennica Polska S.A. 

The Mint of Poland would like to thank all persons involved in the development and implementation of the scheme, in particular the employees of the Mint of Poland as well as our Partners – Mastercard and the Municipal Roads and Public Transport Authority in Bydgoszcz.