Transport for London (TfL) manages London’s buses, London Underground (LU), the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground and London Trams. It also runs London River Services (LRS), Victoria Coach Station (VCS) and London Transport Museum. Every day, more than 24 million journeys are made on the TfL network. As well as running London’s Congestion Charging scheme, TfL manages a 580km network of main roads, all of London’s 6,000 traffic lights, regulates taxis and the private hire trade and runs Barclays Cycle Hire. TfL is accountable for both the planning and delivery of transport facilities. It is directed by a Board whose members are appointed by the Mayor of London, who chairs it. TfL’s Commissioner and the chief officers are responsible and accountable for the day-to-day operations of the organisation and the work of its 31,000 employees.
The UK Cards Association is the leading trade association for the card payments industry in the UK. With a membership that includes all major credit, debit and charge card issuers, and card payment acquirers, the Association contributes to the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks; develops industry best practice; safeguards the integrity of card payments by tackling card fraud; develops industry standards; and co-ordinates other industry-wide initiatives across matters relating to both card payments and the provision of credit.
ITSO Ltd is a Government-backed, non-profit distributing organisation which aims to make travelling on public transport throughout the UK seamless and easier by using smart ticketing technology. The company is the guardian of the ITSO Specification – a Crown Copyright open national standard for smart ticketing. (source: ITSO website)