Updates to legislation and the phased entry into force of the Act on Transport Services (Liikennepalvelulaki), which concerns public transport, will change how public transport service providers operate.
The Act on Transport Services obligates service providers to make essential data concerning their mobility services freely available via an open interface. Other mobility service providers must also be given access to the sales interface of ticket and payment systems.
The aim is to facilitate coordination between various areas of the transport system, promote the creation of new service models, and allow for door-to-door trip chains utilising different modes of transport within and between cities.
As a procurement and development company owned by public sector entities, TVV lippu- ja maksujärjestelmä Oy plays a key role in the development of ticketing and payment services and passenger information services in Finnish public transport. Through its operations, LMJ is involved in the development of a changing and modernising transport industry in the direction desired by its owners and passengers.
TVV lippu- ja maksujärjestelmä Oy is an IT services and procurement company jointly owned by 22 urban regions and the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL). Other owner cities include: Hämeenlinna, Imatra, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kokkola, Kotka, Kouvola, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Meri-Lappi, Mikkeli, Oulu, Pori, Rovaniemi, Salo, Savonlinna, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa.