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Ridango brings contactless payments to Tallinn public transport

Technology company Ridango has developed a novel and innovative 
interface for public transport ticketing system that enables payment
by waving a contactless bank card.

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Buy a ticket with Ühiskaart or bankcard

Ridango has delivered several validators and payment
terminals for the intercity bus operators in Estonia.
Thanks to this, Customer are able to buy tickets with
Ühiskaart or bankcard in many long-distance buses. 

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Free public transport in the counties

Starting from 01.07.2018 
following counties will have
free public transport:
Läänemaa (Haapsalu), Viljandi, 
Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Jõgeva,
Järvamaa, Ida -Virumaa, Tartumaa,
Valgamaa, Võrumaa, Põlvamaa.
PS! You can ride free of charge only 
in public county lines when
Ühiskaart is registered.

You can see a bigger map here

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Ridango handed out scholarships for students of Tallinn University of Technology

Ridango handed out scholarships for
two IT students of Tallinn University
of Technology.
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Ridango met with German delegation

Ridango introduced public transport fare
systems for visitors from
Germany - Sachsen-Anhalt 
parliament committees joint
delegation - during
the meeting
in EAS Showroom.

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Ridango presented a new office 

Ridango presented a new office to the
good cooperation partners.

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Ridango hosts an UITP IT Committees joint meeting in Tallinn

A joint session of the UITP IT Innovation and Service Industry Committees is held in Tallinn on the 26-27. of April. Ridango has been a proud member of IT&SI Committee for three years and continues to contribute to the development of public transport sector.

During the meeting several topics like autonomous driving, ticketing, data
etc. will be discussed. The participants come mostly from EU countries, but
there are also guests from other parts of the world – Brazil, Canada, Russia
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Ridango's ticketing system started to operate this Tuesday in Klaipeda

The first new buses with Ridango's ticketing system started to operate 
this Tuesday in Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Travellers on routes Klaipeda-Palanga and Klaipeda-Kretinga will
be the first to test out the new system.
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Klaipeda city route taxis start to use Ridango devices

Klaipeda residents of the city get route taxis where are Ridango devices.
Route taxis start to drive from april 16th.

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Ridango contributes to the future and development of information technology

It is a honor to announce that Ridango will contribute to the future and development of
Information Technology. Ridango collaborates with the Tallinn University of Technology
and grants out IT scholarship. The scholarship can be to apply between
March 14 to April 14, 2018.

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Ridango has joined ITxPT as an Associated Member

Ridango has joined ITxPT as an Associated Member to help further develop
vehicle data technology in the public transport sector. Ridango is an
IT-solutions provider for public transport with focus on Automated Fare
Collection (AFC) and Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) systems.
Company stands out with its innovative and comprehensive offers, delivering
turnkey solutions to municipalities and transport companies, from self-produced
hardware to system operation and maintenance services.
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Ridango CEO  Erki Lipre visited the Romanian Embassy (in Tallinn)

Ridango CEO, Erki Lipre, visited the Romanian Embassy (in Tallinn),
where he introduced Ridango products and services.
On the spot were Romanian mayors.

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Ridango will attend the fair "IT-Trans"

Good News! 06 - 08.03.2018  We will attend the fair "IT-Trans".
Location is Karlsruhe, Germany. Come and meet us in booth G1.

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100 years of the Republic of Estonia

This week is the celebration week of 100 years of the Republic of Estonia! We at Ridango celebrate this event also and as a company we give you all a little bit time off. This means a work-free Friday, the 23rd of February. During that day we can think about Estonia, its independence and about what we can do to make Estonia even better place to live-in. Enjoy the day and pump yourself up with some good mood toward the 24th of February celebrations!

At Ridango, the 23.02 is day off for everybody! Happy 100 years of the Republic of Estonia! 

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Nordica passengers can read about Ridango

All Nordica passengers can enjoy their flight and read 3 months
about Ridango.

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Ridango to supply a ticketing for the capital of Ukraine

Ridango has signed a contract for implementing a new ticketing system in Kyiv. The ticketing hardware will be installed in 1500 public transport on-ground vehicles with more than 5000 validators altogether. The delivery of the system will be done by local integrator Amrita-CS with a help of ELKO Ukraine, the distributor of Ridango solutions in Ukraine.
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Ridango signed a contract for delivering a ticketing system in Klaipeda, Lithuania

The Estonian technology company Ridango won a public procurement in Lithuania for implementing a new ticketing system in Klaipeda. The new system will be similar to the ones used in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.
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Ridango amongst the finalists at UITP World Summit Awards

Ridango has been shortlisted as a finalist at UITP Awards 2017
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Ridango at UITP Global Public Transport Summit

Ridango is participating at UITP Global Transport Summit, which this year will be held in Montreal, Canada on May 15th-17th.
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Ridango’s ticketing solution took first prize at Transport Ticketing Global Awards

Ridango was awarded first prize at the prestigious Transport Ticketing Global Awards competition in the Best Smart Ticketing Programme category for its ticketing solution implemented in Sörmland County in Sweden.

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Ridango is in the running for a Transport Ticketing Global Award in two categories.

The biggest and most prestigious awards ceremony devoted to public transport ticketing systems, the Transport Ticketing Global Awards ceremony has nominated Ridango in two categories.

Ridango’s partnership with a Swedish ticketing systems enterprise, Sörmlandstrafiken is nominated in the the Best Smart Ticketing Programme. Ridango’s collaboration with Greenland’s Nuup Bussii is nominated for the Most Innovative Customer Serving Operator award.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the grand Leadenhall Building in London on January 24.

It is the second consecutive year that Ridango has been nominated for the Transport Ticketing Global Awards.
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Ridango signed a contract for delivering a new ticketing system for public transportation in Pärnu city and county.

AS Ridango won the public procurement for a delivery of a Ticketing and Passenger Information Systems for the public transportation network of Pärnu City and County and signed a contract with MTÜ Pärnumaa Ühistranspordikeskus. The new ticketing system will be launched on July 1, 2017 and the operating period in contract is five years. In addition to the delivery and maintenance of the ticketing system, Ridango will also install information displays in many bus stops in the city and county of Pärnu in the second half of 2017, providing the passengers with real-time information about the arrival and departure times of buses.  

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Event: Ridango participating  at Smart City Expo (Barcelona), 15-17th of November

Ridango is participating at the Smart City Expo & Congress in Barcelona on the 15-17 November. 
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Video:  Erki Lipre, our CEO, on how the EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program has been a valuable tool

Erki Lipre, our CEO in Monaco at World Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 event, on how the program has been a valuable tool for Ridango.

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Ridango joins International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

UITP is pleased to welcome its new Estonian member Ridango, strengthening the presence of Central and Eastern Europe in the international network promoting and supporting sustainable public transport & mobility in urban areas worldwide.

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Ridango to continue administration and maintenance of the public transport ticketing system in Tallinn and Harju County for another seven years

Tallinn City Transport Department, Harju Public Transport Centre and Tallinn City Enterprise Department signed as a result of a negotiated procurement procedure, a contract for the administration and maintenance of the public transport ticketing system with Ridango. The contract was signed for seven years, with validity until September 2023.

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Ridango was chosen to exhibit at the Nordic Public Transport 2016 conference in Helsinki

Ridango was proud to be among the 30 exhibitors at the Nordic Public Transport 2016 conference in Helsinki.
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Ridango to develop train ticketing solution for Estonian National Railways with contactless payments

International technology company Ridango and Eesti Liinirongid AS (Elron) - a public transport company, responsible for organising passenger train transport in Estonia – signed an agreement to update Elron’s ticketing system and to deploy new ticketing equipment in the trains next summer.

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Ridango's CEO Erki Lipre was selected to EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs Program 2016

EY has selected five high-potential technology start-up entrepreneurs from across Europe to take part in the European Accelerating Entrepreneurs program, which provides entrepreneurs with help to scale their businesses through ongoing EY support, guidance and networking opportunities at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year event between 7-12 June 2016.

The final five were selected based upon their potential for growth; entrepreneurial spirit and leadership qualities; financial performance; strategic direction; innovative thinking and originality; and, people philosophy.

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Ridango to develop a ticketing system for Nuuk, Greenland

04.04.2016 Tallinn

Ridango have signed a 5-year contract with the bus company of the capital of Greenland Nuuk for developing and maintaining its ticketing system. The new system will be account-based, featuring our new validators with QR-reading functionality.
Ridango's partner Nuup Bussii A/S will have fully functional ticketing already starting from September, 2016

"The new system will be a development of Ridango's very successful ticketing system that is already used in Tallinn and Tartu and the Swedish municipalities of Gotland and Vasteras, among others," the company's Head of Sales Argo Verk said. "We are really looking forward to our co-operation with Nuup Bussii", he added.

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Interview with Ridango as the Best Customer Service Operator 2016 - by Transport Ticketing Global Awards 2016

On Tuesday 26 January 2016 Tallinn Transport Department & Ridango were announced as the winners of the Best Customer Service Operator Award at Transport Ticketing & Passenger Information Global Awards. We were caught up by to give some insights.

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We are searching for Android and iOS hackers to join our award winning company

We have experienced fantastic growth and we have been awarded Transport Ticketing Global Award for best operator in 2016. To enhance the end-user experience even more, we are seeking for new Android and iOS developers. 

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Ridango’s Park&Ride solution in Tallinn took first prize at Transport Ticketing Global Awards 2016

Rapidly developing Nordic public transport information technology provider Ridango was awarded first prize at the prestigious Transport Ticketing & Passenger Information Global Awards competition in the Best Customer Serving Operator category for its Park&Ride solution implemented in Tallinn with the Tallinn Transport Department. Ridango’s new ticketing solution in the city of Tartu was nominated for Best Smart Card Ticketing Service.

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Ridango is looking to onboard new Sales Manager

Ridango is rapidly expanding its strong team and therefore looking to onboard new Sales Manager for foreign markets. 

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Ridango is nominated in two categories for Transport Ticketing Global Award 2016

Ridango is excited to be nominated in two categories for Transport Ticketing Global Award in 2016. 
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Ridango to provide Sörmland, Sweden, municipality with a new transport information system 

Tallinn - November 18, 2015 -  Rapidly developing Nordic public transport information technology provider Ridango has been chosen to implement new real-time passenger information and account-based ticketing solutions for the Sörmland county municipality in Sweden after winning a public tender estimated to be worth 50 million Swedish kronor.
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Ridango's CEO Erki Lipre to be speaking at Transport Ticketing & Passenger Information 2016 conference

Ridango's CEO Erki Lipre will be speaking at Transport Ticketing Global 2016 (TTGlobal) event in January 24th, London. Erki will be speaking along with some global Transportation Agencies, operators and vendors, such as Transport for London, Stagecoach UK, Heathrow Express, Thales, Cubic, VIX Technologies et al.
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Ridango at Transport Ticketing CEE (7-8th of October 2015) - new tablet based ticketing & RTPI

Ridango is participating at Transport Ticketing CEE 2015 that is taking place today and tomorrow, 8th of October.
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Ridango opened office in Tartu, Estonia

On the 1st of October 2015 Ridango opened new office in Tartu, Estonia. Ridango's Tartu office is focused on developing the product and solutions further, merely from software perspective. The team is 5 people and is focused entirely on software development.
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Ridango is participating at conference & expo Transport Ticketing Global 2016 in London, 26-28.01.2016

Transport Ticketing Global is largest transport ticketing event.  The event takes place in London, UK, between 26th and 27th of January 2016. 

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Ridango is exhibiting at IT-Trans, Karlsruhe 1-3rd March 2016

We have now signed up for exhibiting at one of the largest trade fairs focused on IT Solutions for Public Transport. The event is IT-Trans and taking place between 1st and 3rd of March, 2016 at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Germany. 
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Ridango launches new self-service door validator (DV15S) with built-in 2D reader

Over the past 8 months Ridango R&D has worked heavy to launch new self-service door validator that features both NFC communication and 2D reader for QR, aztec, barcode tickets.

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Ridango is sponsoring and exhibiting at Transport Ticketing CEE 2015,  7-8 October 2015

Ridango is participating second time on the Transport Ticketing CEE event. This year Ridango is sponsoring the event and also exhibiting.  The event takes place on the 7th and 8th of October at the Intercontinental Warsaw Hotel, Poland.

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Ridango received recognition  at SilesiaKOMUNIKACJA

Last week Ridango participated at SilesiaKomunikacja in Poland and received recognition for innovative product.

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Ridango is participating at conference & expo Transport Ticketing Global 2015 in London, 27-29.01.2015

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Come meet us at WebSummit, Dublin between 4th and 6th of October

Come see us at Web summit between 4-6th of November 2014. Ridango shows off its EMV contactless bankcard ready account based ticketing solutions. Additionally, it's QR readers and application for ticketing. We are at the stand ECM106 and exhibiting on the 4th (it is located in RDS Main Hall in eCOM and B2B area). The rest of the days we can be found at MasterCard Labs booth.

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Ridango is participating at PersonTrafik  in Sweden 28-30th of October

PersonTrafik is Scandinavia’s most important meeting place for the public transport industry! Ridango is participating for the second year in the event together with our partner Trinorth Solutions AB.

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Ridango is participating on Transport Ticketing CEE, 8-9th October at Warsaw, Poland

Transport Ticketing CEE is largest transport ticketing event in the CEE region and one of the series from Transport Ticketing events.  The event takes place in Warsaw, Poland between 8th and 9th of October.

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Ridango was  the successful bidder for Tartu City transit ticketing

"Next autumn there should be new electronic ticketing solution working in Tartu Buses, said Vice Mayor of Tartu Valvo Semilarski, after the City of Tartu had confirmed the tender results. Ridango (previous United Tickets) was the winner of the tender and city will sign a contract with Ridango."
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Ridango has been chosen as participant in MasterCard StartPath Accelerator, Dublin

We are glad to let everybody know that MasterCard has just announced Inaugural MasterCard Start Path Class of 2014. Ridango has been chosen with other 6 startups from across Europe to be part of the class and get MasterCard help to bring even better Transit Payments to the transportation industry.
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