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Canadian Transit Agencies Get on Board With Contactless Debit

“As with any transit project, the addition of Interac debit cards as a fare option in Toronto was a long journey. Until recently, it wasn’t possible to use Canada’s Interac debit cards for tap-and-go transit rides, even though credit cards were supported on several rail and bus networks. Interac, Canada’s sole point-of-sale domestic debit card […]
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MTA Adds Physical Omny EMV Card for Closed Loop Transit Ticketing in New York

“The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has launched a physical Omny EMV payments card to enable passengers travelling on the city’s subway and bus services to make closed loop contactless ticketing payments. The MTA is rolling out the reloadable Omny card as an additional tap-and-go option for passengers who do not have — or […]
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NYC Transit Agency Builds New Strategy Around Contactless Payments

“As New York’s open-loop transit payments upgrade nears completion, the project’s leadership is considering how to promote it for commerce. Transit systems are common testing grounds for new payment systems, since they require fast and secure validation at turnstiles and also feed riders into a network of merchants both within the system and above ground. […]
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Apple Pay and Google Pay Now Available in Transit

“More than 65 transit systems have launched mobile ticketing with Transit to make it easier for riders to pay their fare. Now, Transit is making the experience even simpler by supporting Apple Pay and Google Pay in the app. Starting with systems that use Token Transit as their mobile ticketing provider, riders are now able to purchase their fare […]
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InComm Payments Partners With Cuentas to Make New Transit Card Available at Hundreds of New York City Retail Locations

“InComm Payments , a leading payments technology company, today announced that it has partnered with Cuentas , Inc. (Nasdaq: CUEN & CUENW) (“Cuentas”), a leading fintech provider of mobile banking and payment solutions focused on Hispanic and Latino communities, to distribute transit cards (tap and go) at participating retail locations in New York City.”
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Cubic Transportation Systems to Provide Next-Generation Fare Payment Technology to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

“Cubic Corporation announced today that its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division was awarded a second contract from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to continue providing and updating Port Authority Trans-Hudson’s (PATH’s) next-generation fare payment system. The investment will bring the next generation of contactless fare payment and collection technology, allowing […]
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Enablement of JCB Contactless Payment Acceptance at All OMNY Contactless Subway and Bus Validator Screens in New York

“JCB International Credit Card Co., Ltd. (JCBUSA), the US subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand, and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY MTA), the largest public transit authority in North America, are pleased to announce the enablement of JCB Contactless payment acceptance at all OMNY (One Metro New York) contactless […]
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Chase and Visa Help Support New Yorkers With Tap to Ride

“Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Visa (NYSE: V) have announced that starting today and through September, when riders tap on MTA subways or buses with a Chase Visa contactless card, they will donate 10 cents per tap, up to $250,000, to local nonprofit New York Cares. Whether a resident or visitor to New York City, tapping […]
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Tap to Ride! Monterey-Salinas Transit Becomes 1st in California to Offer Riders the Ability to Tap to Pay With Visa

“Today, in collaboration with Visa, Caltrans, Cybersource, Littlepay, and SC Soft, Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) became the first transit agency in California to offer bus riders a contactless payment option. As cities begin to reopen, public transportation will play a critical role in recovery, and contactless payments can help provide a safe and easy experience for […]