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The name ACCEPT Institute refers to the mission of the not-for-profit Institute, which is the development and support of traveller-focussed and interoperable solutions for ‘ACCount-based travelling in European Public Transport’. 

ACCEPT Institute is founded in November 2017 and is the successor to the Open Ticketing Institute (OTI). OTI was the outgrowth of an initiative from Trans Links Systems from the Netherlands. Goal was to act as a knowledge centre for e-ticketing and cooperation between e-ticketing schemes and authorities in Europe.


Field of business

The ACCEPT Institute is a not-for-profit institute and active in the electronic ticketing (e-ticketing) field in public transport. Authorities, scheme providers and public transport operators have a need for an independent knowledge base and (more) cooperation. It is the goal of the Institute to provide this knowledge and base for cooperation.

History of ACCEPT Institute

In this overview the history of ACCEPT Institute is described.

Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

For the Dutch Ministry the ACCEPT Institute provides services for the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) program in the Netherlands: the MaaS-NL-Router for the Learning Environment. For more information regarding this service please visit this dedicated page.

Furthermore the ACCEPT Router Infrastructure (ARI) is being used for the cross-border MaaS Pilot in the province of Limburg and the connecting region in Germany, North-Rhine Westfalia (easyConnect project). In this project ACCEPT provides the MaaS-NL-Router for the Dutch part and the German-Router for the German part, both connected via the Interoperable Router.