Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) has launched Umo, a multimodal journey app and fare collection platform which integrates a region’s buses, trains, trams, ferries, ride-share scooters and bikes in one place.

CTS says Umo enables people to pay fares and plan trips across public and private modes, earn rewards for using public transport and access real-time information.

The platform is expected to benefit agencies of all sizes, from small bus operators to larger cities and regions. According to CTS, mega-cities will benefit with Umo’s suite of platforms complementing their existing fare collection systems with options such as multi-modal journey planning, next generation mobile applications and a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform.

Umo general manager Mike Spiers says: “Our platform is accessible to all types of travellers and provides the tools people need to travel without congestion, without delays and ultimately, without stress.”

“Umo is a single multi-agency platform,” Spiers continues. “All customers connect and consume the service in a subscription-based model, much the same as you connect to services such as Spotify, Netflix or Office 365.”

Umo comprises six travel solutions, which CTS says become more productive when combined with other offerings in the Umo platform.