10. Mar 2023

Klappið gets an international award

The payment system Klappið got a special recognition at the event Transport Ticketing Global this week. The event is the world’s leading and largest smart ticketing event for public transport. This year it was held at Olympia London on 7-8 March. See:

Strætó´s new payment system was among seven nominated and got a special award – Highly Commended – in the category Best Smart Ticketing Programme for less than 200k daily journeys. The purpose is to acknowledge innovative solutions and recognises a public transport operator or public transport authority and their technology partner(s) that have launched a successful smart ticketing programme in the last 2 years.

„This recognition is particularly pleasing because the judges are the world’s leading experts in this field and more nominations have never been submitted. It shows us that we are on the right path and encourages us to continue the long journey of making the Strætó payment system a great solution for both passengers and all those who work to make public transport a good option for people on the move. After all, there are particularly exciting innovations expected – among other things, contactless payment, and capping,“ says Daði Áslaugarson, Head of IT at Strætó.

Klappið was launched on November 16, 2021, and then, customers could scan their tickets with an app, a Klapp card or a paper card on board buses, as well as making it easier for passengers to purchase products, access discounts and have an overview of their use of My Pages. In terms of user privacy, the system is more secure than previous solutions and offers great potential for future development.

The staff of Strætó are grateful for the recognition and are determined to continue making Klappið best as possible for Strætó’s customers.