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MetroCard Swipes No Longer Needed to Get on Subway in Manhattan

“Subway riders can now travel across Manhattan without their MetroCard. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday that it has completed installation of electronic readers for its new fare-payment system, OMNY, across all of the borough’s subway stations. Riders can pay for trips with OMNY using a tap-and-pay credit or debit card, smartphone or smart […]
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TAP card now available to L.A. Metro riders via iPhone and Apple Watch

“The regional Transit Access Pass (TAP) card is now available on iPhone and Apple Watch for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) passengers.   This new and safer way to pay transit fare allows L.A. Metro and 25 TAP transit agencies in L.A. County to offer easy, contactless bus and rail fare payment to […]
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Paytm to Introduce Contactless Ticketing for State-run Buses

“Paytm has announced the launch of contactless ticket buying facility for state-run local transport buses and promote safe intracity travel. The company is enabling it’s QR-based payments service on the buses combining it with the Paytm Soundbox for buying tickets. In a statement, Paytm said that It is in talks with 20 state transport departments.”
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Contactless Payment on New York City Subway Is Delayed by Coronavirus

“The new way of paying for subway and bus trips using a smartphone or contactless credit card couldn’t have come at a better time for New Yorkers wishing to avoid touching a MetroCard vending machine. But the coronavirus pandemic has delayed by about two months the completion of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new fare payment […]
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Costa Rica to Introduce National NFC and QR Transit Ticketing System

“Costa Rica has announced plans to implement a national, multimodal transit ticketing infrastructure that includes support for both QR mobile payments and EMV contactless cards and devices. The system will employ a central collection system that will receive information on all transportation payment transactions, calculate the correct fares and distribute revenues to the relevant service […]

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EMT Valencia Launches Cashless Mobile Ticketing Solution with Partners Masabi, Mastercard and BBVA

“Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to public transport, announced that it has launched the EMTicket mobile ticketing app for EMT Valencia, working in conjunction with partners Mastercard and BBVA. The introduction of EMTicket will see Valencia become the first city in Spain to phase out cash payments in favour of contactless payment options, providing […]
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O-CITY Joins the Visa Ready for Transit Program to Drive Contactless Payments for Mass Transit Systems Globally

“BPC’s smart city payment division, O-CITY, has joined the Visa Ready for Transit program for mass transit systems. Visa Ready for Transit program is designed for companies, like O-CITY, whose technology products and capabilities are helping transit agencies and riders realise the benefits of tapping to ride with a contactless card or digital wallet. Acceptance […]
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Cubic Partners With InComm to Deliver Nationwide Network of Stored Value Reloads for Transit Agencies

“Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division is partnering with InComm, a leading payments technology company, to provide a nationwide network of stored value reloads for transit agencies. Through this partnership, all transit agencies utilizing Cubic’s TouchPass solution will be able to leverage InComm’s retail network to establish a broad, fare product […]