ACS to install fare collection system in France

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. will build a new public transit fare collection system in Marseilles, France, through a three-year, $14 million contract.

Under the contract, ACS of Dallas will build a new contactless ticketing system for the Marseilles Provence Metropole that will serve various transportation modes specific to the area, including subway, trolley, bus and tram lines.

The system also will cover car parking, bicycle rental stations and ferry service.

The company has deployed similar contactless ticking systems in Mexico City; Melbourne, Australia; Zurich, Switzerland; Toulouse, France; and Montreal.

ACS has 58,000 employees and had annual sales of $5.3 billion in 2006. The company ranks No. 48 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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