IMPLEMENTATION AGREEMENT SIGNED
In 2013 an agreement between the authorities of Krakow, Tarnow, Bochnia, Wieliczka and Skawina about Malopolska Agglomeration Card (MKA). MKA is an integrated ticket that allows the use various types of public transport (train, bus, tram) in the Lesser Poland and park in Park & Ride, and also other services in the future - ie. Access to museums.
This type of solution has been operating successfully in several provinces in Poland.
On December 16, 2014, Province Roads Authority in Krakow, has signed an agreement with the consortium of companies AMG.net UNICARD SA for the project: Malopolska Agglomeration Card (MKA) - Collective Transport Management System in the Malopolska province.
MKA card is part of a large project – SKA (Fast Agglomeration Rail). One of the main objectives of this project is to encourage the residents of Krakow and several other cities in Malopolska to use public transport. Krakow city authorities are hoping that this will not only reduce traffic in Krakow, eliminate the current problems with parking, but most of all help residents to travel around the region with a single integrated ticket.
MKA card will be available as a secure proximity card, as well as a mobile application for smartphones with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Development, implementation and commissioning of the system will cost nearly 19.5 million zł, of which 85 per cent will be provided by a grant from the EU funds.