Data Hub lends a hand to migrate almost 1,000,000 cards
Data Hub, the Improvement Service's free address validation service, is helping Scotland's local authorities with replacing almost one million National Entitlement Cards(NEC).
The card migration project is taking place across all local authorities to replace the current mifare NECs used to deliver the national travel concession. These cards will stop working on 31 December 2016.
The replacement of over 900,000 cards across Scotland is scheduled to take place between May and September 2016 to ensure that customers continue to receive access to concessionary travel after 31 December. The project is supported by Transport Scotland, the NEC Programme Office, Improvement Service, Young Scot, local authorities and Strathclyde Passenger Transport.
Data Hub is an address validation service designed to help local authorities in their preparations for card replacement. It helps organisations to identify the most accurate and up-to-date addresses and person records for their customers, and ensures new cards are issued to the most up to date address.
West Lothian Council was the first local authority to use the service. Using Data Hub, it managed to validate addresses for over 90% of over-60 concessionary cardholders.
For more information on Data Hub, contact Tina McLelland or Fiona Gray.