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Cubic Approved as IT Services Supplier for GSA Federal Supply Schedule

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 3:13am
The Associated Press

Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., the transportation business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) and a leading global provider of advanced payment systems and services, today announced that it has been awarded a Schedule 70 - Information Technology (IT) services supply contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government.

The five-year GSA Schedule 70 contract allows federal agencies worldwide to contract more easily with Cubic for IT software and professional services. GSA is the federal government agency that sets policy for procurement by federal agencies and screens applicants for GSA listing through a rigorous and lengthy review process.

Federal agencies and state and local agencies that participate in the GSA program now contract for Cubic's IT services through Information Technology Schedule 70. Cubic is listed in Category 132-51, Information Technology Professional Services, and is GSA contract number GS-35F-0545W.

As the world's leading supplier of revenue management and business information systems for public transport, Cubic provides an array of IT-related systems and support services to major transit organizations in the US and abroad. London's Oyster@, Washington, D.C.'s SmarTrip@, San Francisco's Clipper@, Atlanta's Breeze@, Miami's EASY@, Los Angeles's TAP@, New York's MetroCard(SM), Brisbane's go card, New York and New Jersey Port Authority's SmartLink, and Chicago's ChicagoCard are among the advanced payment and innovative revenue management systems that rely on Cubic's IT services.

"We're pleased to continue our expansion into the federal marketplace and to add our business segment to Cubic Corporation's proud heritage of providing GSA-approved services," said Richard Wunderle, senior vice president and general manager of Cubic Transportation Systems' North American operations. Cubic Defense Applications and Cubic Applications Inc., two other Cubic Corporation subsidiaries, are GSA-approved suppliers for training and advisory services.

"Our extensive IT expertise and deployed complex systems are relevant to any organization that relies on information systems to operate their business," said Wunderle.

Cubic's wealth of expertise covers complex systems design, testing and implementation, project management, software specification and procurement, system network and integration engineering, database and systems analysis, software development, programming and installation, telecommunications support, systems and network administration, and back office/customer support services.

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services.

Cubic@ Transportation Systems, Inc. is the world's leading turnkey solution provider of automated fare collection systems for public transport including bus, bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, heavy rail, ferry and parking. Cubic's solutions and services include system design, central computer systems, equipment design and manufacturing, device-level software, integration, test, installation, warranty, maintenance, computer hosting services, call centre services, card management and distribution services, financial clearing and settlement, multi-application support and outsourcing services.

Every year, nearly 10 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic fare collection systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York / New Jersey region; Washington, D.C. / Baltimore / Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; Germany; India; and Scandinavia. For more information about Cubic, see the company's Web site at www.cubic.com (http://www.cubic.com) .

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