The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs has today announced that Government will re-assess its objectives for digital mobile ticketing in public transportation.

A Request for Proposals issued last month for a pilot project to update the system by which ferry commuters pay for ferry rides has been withdrawn.

A Bermuda Tourism Authority release last month announced a joint partnership between the Ministry and the BTA. It sought a vendor for the pilot scheme to deliver online ticketing for the Ferry service only. The RFP was due to close today.

But Government will now widen the scope of its enquiry to consider how a 21st century integrated payment solution can be found for all public transportation ticketing, including buses and ferries.

A reconstituted RFP can be expected in due course.

The Ministry wishes to thank all those who expressed interest in the RFP.