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Using Apple Pay to Ride the NYC Subway Is Fast

“It was over in a split second. With a tap of her iPhone XS to the new OMNY contactless payment terminals installed on the turnstiles at the Grand Central Terminal-42nd Street station, an Apple executive showed me how fast and easy it is to use Apple Pay to purchase a subway ride.  Then she did […]

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MetroRio Launches Contactless Transit Ticketing Payments in Brazil

“Brazilian transit operator MetroRio, which runs the Rio de Janeiro Metro, has begun the rollout of contactless payments in partnership with Visa , Banco do Brasil , Bradesco and Cielo , becoming the first transit operator in the world to use the new Visa Secure Access Module (SAM) technology as part of the project. The […]
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OMNY, NY MTA Contactless Fare System, Begin Phase 1 Rollout May 31

“We are rolling out OMNY in phases. Starting on May 31, 2019, you can use OMNY onboard all Staten Island buses and at all subway station entrances on the 4, 5, and 6 lines between Grand Central-42 Street and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. All remaining bus routes, subway stations, and Staten Island Railway locations will be […]
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Developing Cross-border Ticketing in Public Transport Networks

“In order to interconnect the different systems, the Horizon 2020-funded project, ‘European Travellers Club (ETC)’, has developed and tested a new technology that could potentially deliver a solution for interoperability in the field of cross-border ticketing in public transport across Europe. Based on the concept of account-based ticketing, nationally differing ticketing systems can be linked […]
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NYC’s Contactless Subway Turnstiles Open Today With Apple, Google, Samsung and Fitbit Pay Support

“After weeks of sporting “Coming Soon” screens, the New York City MTA’s OMNY pilot finally launched today. The system augments the city’s MetroCard swipes with new contactless screens that work with contactless prepaid credit and debit cards and a variety of different smart devices. We’ve highlighted the latter already . For starters, the system will […]

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Cubic Upgrades LA County’s TAP Point of Sale Operating System With Cubic Mobile for Merchants App

“Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB ) today announced its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division will upgrade the existing TAP retail network point of sale device with its Cubic Mobile for Merchants Android app. Cubic Mobile for Merchants is an Android-based mobile app designed for both transportation agencies and retail. It allows agencies to sell TAP […]