30 October 2020

BOKU and FAIRTIQ launch first joint venture

BOKU and FAIRTIQ launch first joint venture
First Vorarlberg, then Linz, and now Greater Vienna – Austria, with more than a little help from FAIRTIQ,  is increasingly on the move. 

Since September 2020 FAIRTIQ has been managing a pilot project in the Austrian Länder of Burgenland, Lower Austria and Vienna. Its public transport partners in this new venture are the Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region, Wiener Linien (serving the city of Vienna) and the Wiener Lokalbahnen (serving the Greater Vienna area).

Hubert Haenauer, Johannes Schütuenhofer, Ludwig Schleritzko and Wolfgang Schroll
(l to r) BOKU Rector Hubert Hasenauer, President of the BOKU Students' Association Johannes Schützenhofer, Transport Secretary for Lower Austria Ludwig Schleritzko and VOR Managing Director Wolfgang Schroll © BOKU Medienstelle/Christoph Gruber

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna currently uses the innovative yet simple check-in/check-out technology developed by FAIRTIQ to offer its students discounted travel between its Vienna and Tulln campuses. 

Students now pay €1.90 instead of €9.50 for a one-way ticket, and €3.90 instead of €19.60 for a one-day pass.

To benefit from these knock-down fares, which is part of BOKU's major digitalisation drive, all students have to do is download a discount code from their personal BOKU account, then go to the VOR website and sign up as a test user of the FTQ LAB app. 

BOKU students now can make the most of FAIRTIQ's innovative automated ticketing technology and enjoy fair fares thanks to FAIRTIQ's GPS-based payment system.


The FAIRTIQ app also offers a best price guarantee by always calculating the cheapest available fare, from a one-way ticket to a one-day pass. 

Season tickets for Vienna can be stored on the app and are automatically factored in with the payment. It is also important to know that no personal data is passed on to VOR or FAIRTIQ. 

The BOKU pilot builds on the successful implementation of the FAIRTIQ app  by the Verkehrsverbund Vorarlberg (FAIRTIQ partner since 2018), which has experienced a rise in public transport users even during the coronavirus crisis. The city of Linz also adopted FAIRTIQ's innovative ticketing solution already one year ago and has never looked back since! 

Find out more about FAIRTIQ here.