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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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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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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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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 […]