OSPT Alliance and Calypso Networks Association: Convergence with an Aim to Drive Global Adoption of Open Ticketing Standards

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By Sam Gazeley | 1Q 2020 | IN-5736


Calypso and CIPURSE: Driving an Open and Collaborative Ticketing Ecosystem


It was announced on January 28, 2020 that the OSPT Alliance and the Calypso Networks Association (CNA) would form a collaboration between their respective ticketing standards, Calypso and CIPURSE, to help support a global uptake in Public Transportation Operators (PTO) electing to support an open standard. The partnership will seek to address a myriad of issues currently experienced by PTOs and propose an alternative solution to already widely adopted proprietary systems. As the founding principles and aligned value sets of the two organizations have continued to mirror one another, the decision was made to join forces to promote the advantages of open standards to PTOs and offer a unified solution adaptable to any requirement.

Why Now and What Is Next for the Partnership?


While both organizations have long had the goal of supporting PTO requirements, the convergence of two standards will require a clear objective to provide a coherent response to the widespread adoption of proprietary…

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