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Moving Forward Together with Cities

“Since I started as CEO I’ve signaled very clearly that I am committed to being true partners to cities for the long term. This partnership will take many forms over time. As a start, today we’re excited to share a series of product updates that give riders more ways to get around without needing a […]
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Domains

Google Pay now supports Hop Fastpass transit tickets in Portland, Oregon

“Transit tickets have been showing up in our Google Pay APK teardowns since October of last year, finally appearing for the first time with support for the Las Vegas Monorail. The premise is simple: instead of having to purchase a physical ticket and topping it up for public transportation, users can tap their NFC-enabled phones against the terminal and […]
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Metro Says Mobile Payment Option for Stations, Buses Coming in 2019

“For years, Metro riders have been required to purchase a SmarTrip card to ride the rail or buses. Starting next year, they can pay with their smartphones. Metro is taking steps to allow riders pay for their trip using their cell phones. The transit company announced Tuesday that it is working on an app that […]
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One Millions Taps—Tap To Pay Hits A Milestone

“It’s been two months since we launched Tap to Pay and we are happy to share our customers have embraced this new payment option in a big way. To date, there have been 160,000 unique users who have tapped their contactless credit cards and mobile wallets—a combined—more than one million times!  If you are a tourist in Metro Vancouver […]
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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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NXP’s MIFARE 2GO and Google Pay Transform Public Transportation

“Today NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), a leader in secure connectivity solutions and inventor of MIFARE, the leading contactless payment and access solution for transportation used in over 750 cities worldwide, announced it has collaborated with Google to integrate NXP’s new MIFARE 2GO cloud service, a complete end-to-end solution that manages digitized MIFARE-based credentials onto mobile and wearable devices, with […]