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Project status
Project start date
1 Feb 2019
Project posted
16 Jan 2019 13:35
Project duration (approx.)
100 Days
Budget (approx.)
€720 / day
Level of Experience
Area of expertise
Project Management, Accounting and Finance
Dutch (Essential) , French (Nice to have)

Objectives and Key Deliverables

A leading Public Transport Organization (PTO) in Belgium started a project of implementing EMV payments which will allow Bank cards to be used in their public transport system.
They have asked support in Project management of this project.

Objective of support: PMO support at Transit Operator to launch a pilot in Belgium using EMV in transit.

Key deliverable:
Onsite support (mainly in Dutch language) supporting the transport operator project manage this pilot this will cover PMO of Setup, develop and execute the EMV in transit project together with the PTO.

EMV is more than secure retail payments. It opens the door to a range of innovative secure payment and identity solutions across multiple platforms, whilst offering widely available and low-cost infrastructure through which to deliver complementary services. There is no need for expensive infrastructure to reload the cards as the information is held in a central account and not locally on the cards.

Use in Public transport:
Public transport operators are keen to maximise revenues and generate increases in ridership by making fare payment simple and convenient for passengers. Transaction speed and customer convenience are priorities for public transport operators. With the introduction of contactless payment cards by banks, transit authorities are finding it attractive to adopt EMV-enabled bank cards in an open payment system whereby the cards are directly used for fare payment. This improves passenger convenience and reduces the card-issue and management cost for transit authorities.

‘Pre-issued’ media such as bank credit or debit cards make use of a device that passengers already carry and that is fully interoperable worldwide.

The primary benefit of the card-based mode is to operate completely offline. The reader and middle-office models can also work offline but they may need occasional network access to pass data, such as hotlists to manage fraud and payment card authorisation requests.

The introduction of payment cards helps transit authorities save costs by eliminating the cost of issuing cards as well as issues raised around the management of a proprietary system. The payment processing fee is passed to the transit merchant through the acquirer.

This project will be onsite in our clients office in Brussels - initially at 2.5 days per week and increasing in intensity as the project progresses.

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