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New app will let Presto customers pay from their smartphones

“Metrolinx, the Crown agency that oversees the Presto system, has just released a new beta version of an app that will eventually allow customers to avoid the line by loading their cards directly from their smartphones. Presto customers everywhere have fallen victim to the huge lineups that form in front of OC Transpo service centres. This […]
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On trial: travel with a bank card or credit card

“Today, the recruitment of test travelers on the Leiden-The Hague route starts with their payment card instead of the OV chip card. Interested travelers can now register for the test that starts in two weeks and will take half a year. At the stations between Leiden Central and The Hague, participants check in and out at NS […]
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Domains

Los Angeles Metro System May Support Apple Pay This Fall

“MacRumors reports that Los Angeles Metro is working with Apple to bring support for Apple Pay. This transit agency manages the integration of the TAP card system in the Los Angeles Area. Support for Apple Pay is reportedly scheduled to roll out this fall. The scribe mentions that it obtained this information through a public information request […]
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Sydneysiders Can Now use Fitbit Pay to Quickly and Easily Tap On & Off at Transit Readers

“Fitbit, the leading global wearables brand, announced today that Fitbit users in Sydney with a Fitbit IonicTM, Fitbit VersaTM and its newest tracker, Fitbit Charge 3TM , can now leave their Opal cards at home and instead use Fitbit PayTM on their Fitbit device to quickly and easily pay for public transport. Following the contactless payment strategy rolled out […]
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Octopus App Enhanced with More Customer-centric Mobile Services

“The new Octopus App user interface not only features much easier and clearer navigation providing a brand-new mobile experience, a registered user can also check the past three months’ spending records of his/her Octopus via the O! ePay account – a service which also applies to iOS users and should be particularly welcomed by them […]
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Secure Technology Alliance Provides Implementation Guidance, Discusses Opportunities and Challenges for Multimodal Payments Convergence in Transit

“Travelers today have access to more ride options than ever before, but with so much variation across services, the payment experience can be confusing. Many transit service providers are considering streamlining the traveler experience with mobility services through multimodal payments convergencei. The Secure Technology Alliance today released the second resource in its two-part series on multimodal payments […]
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MTS Partners with INIT for Account-Based Fare System in San Diego

“INIT will also provide more than 100 cash and about 70 cashless Ticket Vending Machines (TVM) to facilitate the convenient purchase of tickets and fare media. Ticket office terminals and mobile sales units will be included in the project to allow MTS to sell fares during large events. Additionally, INIT will deliver about 900 fare validators […]