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Contactless Payments Expand to Miami Bus Services

“Public transportation users “can simply tap their contactless-enabled American Express credit card, Visa and Mastercard bank cards, or digital wallets, to pay directly at Metrobus fare boxes in addition to Metrorail fare gates,” the county says . “Contactless payment includes a new fare-capping feature that guarantees a maximum cost of US$5.65 per day, which is […]
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MTA Expands OMNY to Penn Station

“The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that its cutting-edge OMNY contactless fare payment system is now available at the 34 St-Penn Station intermodal complex, one of the busiest transit hubs in North America, as the MTA continues its rollout to a total of 85 subway stations by the end of the month. The news […]
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New York Straphangers Give Contactless Payments a Boost

“The New York City area’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday activated 96 contactless card readers in Manhattan’s Penn Station, one of the nation’s busiest transit hubs, in its quest to accept contactless payment cards and mobile-payment apps across its vast subway and bus system by the end of next year. The MTA also said it […]
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Uber Adds Public-Transit Payment Option in Las Vegas

“Fare-payment software provider Masabi Ltd. said late Monday that it along with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and Uber had launched Uber Transit ticketing, which enables Uber riders in the Las Vegas area to buy RTC tickets through the Uber mobile app and use their smart phone to ride.”
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Greedy OMNY Scanners Are Double-Charging Some Subway Riders Who Use MetroCards

“Multiple people tell Gothamist that they’d recently swiped through the system with an old-fashioned MetroCard, only to later realize that they were charged by OMNY on top of their standard fare. The double-billing appears to be the result of the system’s overly-sensitive scanner, which is scooping up fares from OMNY-enabled smartphones and credit cards even […]
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MTA Extends Omny Payments to Manhattan Buses

“Omny contactless card payment availability is being expanded to all local buses in Manhattan this month, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced. “The expansion to Manhattan local buses represents a dramatic increase in points where it’s possible to use Omny to make free transfers between subways and buses, which is made fast and […]
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MTA to Add New Omny Contactless Fare Options

“The new fare options will be added once all subway stations and bus routes have been equipped with the new technology at the end of this year, the MTA says. The service is due to go live at 60 additional subway stations by the end of this month, bringing the total to close to 150. […]
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Caltrain Launches New Caltrain Mobile Ticketing App

“Caltrain Mobile will enhance the overall customer experience for Caltrain riders by making it unnecessary to visit ticketing machines before boarding at stations. The app offers One-Way, Day Pass and Zone Upgrade digital tickets for adults and passengers who qualify for discounted fare.”