Pricing Policy After the Implementation of Electronic Ticketing Technology in Public Urban Transport: An Exploratory Study in Poland

  • Anna UrbanekEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 531)


Systems used for selling paper tickets for the use of public urban transport services have specific limitations, not only those concerning collection of data on demand, but mainly regarding the possibilities of differentiating prices and developing fare systems. The type of fare used depends not only on social expectations and income policy, but also on the technical possibilities of differentiating fares. Thus, worldwide as well as in Poland, automated fare technologies in public urban transport that are ever more widely implemented, are most often based on electronic cards. The aim of the paper is to compare e-ticketing systems implemented in the largest Polish conurbations, to deal with payments for the use of public urban transport, as well as to present directions of changes in the pricing policy.


Pricing policy Electronic tickets e-ticketing systems Public urban transport Smart cards Price differentiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Economics in KatowiceKatowicePoland

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