The Ministry of Transport of Russia is going to create uniform standards for a fare on all types of urban public transport, TASS reports.
According to the director of the Department of Digital Transformation of the Ministry of Transport, Dmitry Bakanov, the ministry intends to launch a universal ticket by the end of 2021. With this ticket, it will be possible to pay for a trip to any region of Russia. To achieve this goal, the Russian constituent entities will introduce advanced digital technologies, in particular, contactless payment methods. The country’s carriers will equip their transport with the appropriate modern devices, such as stationary validators or mobile terminals.