Transit Ticketing Today – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, NFC and contactless, and beyond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:25:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png Transit Ticketing Today – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Atac brings contactless transit ticketing to Rome https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/19/364452/atac-brings-contactless-transit-ticketing-to-rome/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:25:51 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64452 Passengers using the subway and local trains in the Italian capital city of Rome can now use their contactless bank card to pay for the journeys they make each day — and can also opt to use their card as a replacement for their monthly travel pass. The new Tap & Go service has been […]

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Denver adds support for Transit in-app ticketing https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/11/364345/denver-adds-support-for-transit-in-app-ticketing/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:56:28 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64345 RTD, the transportation operator for the city of Denver which launched a transit ticketing integration with Uber in May 2019, has now added a further integration with travel planning app Transit, enabling users to plan and purchase RTD tickets from within the Transit app. Transit lets users plan journeys incorporating public transport, bike sharing, scooters, […]

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Guangzhou Metro pilots facial recognition at ticket barriers https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/11/364339/guangzhou-metro-pilots-facial-recognition-at-ticket-barriers/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:55:19 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64339 “Instead of using tickets or swiping their smartphones, passengers can smile at a screen to unlock the electric gates in about half a second after completing a real-name registration on Guangzhou Metro’s official mini-program on WeChat, China’s popular social media platform, or on the ‘Guangzhou Metro’ mobile app. The fee will be deducted from the […]

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Ankara adds NFC transit ticketing on buses, subways and local trains https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/10/364334/ankara-adds-nfc-transit-ticketing-on-buses-subways-and-local-trains/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:22:23 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64334 Public transportation users in the Turkish capital of Ankara can now upload an AnkaraKart transit pass to their NFC mobile phone and use it to make payments on bus, subway and light rail services. To use the service, passengers download the new Mobil Cep application, developed by public transportation operator Ego, onto their NFC phone […]

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JR East introduces loyalty points for transit ticketing payments https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/06/364297/jr-east-introduces-loyalty-points-for-transit-ticketing-payments/ Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:54:07 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64297 Users of Japanese rail operator JR East’s Suica stored value transit cards will soon be able to start collecting loyalty points when they use their account to pay for their journeys — and will receive four times as many points when they use Suica to make a payment with their mobile phone rather than a […]

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Detroit rolls out multi-operator transit ticketing app https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/04/364268/detroit-rolls-out-multi-operator-transit-ticketing-app/ Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:37:05 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64268 Public transportation users in Detroit, Michigan, can now use their mobile phone as well as the city’s new contactless transit cards to purchase time-based travel passes that work seamlessly across multiple transportation operators. The city’s new Dart service allows passengers to purchase travel passes in four-hour, 24-hour, seven-day and 31-day increments and then use them […]

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Contactless transit payments go live in Miami https://www.nfcw.com/2019/08/21/364193/contactless-transit-payments-go-live-in-miami/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:50:26 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64193 Passengers using Miami-Dade Transit’s Metrorail service can now pay for their travel using a contactless card issued by Mastercard, Visa or American Express, make mobile payments using Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay or select to use Fitbit Pay to pay with a wearable device. The new contactless payment service includes a fare-capping feature […]

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Italian rail operator to pilot barrier-free transit ticketing https://www.nfcw.com/2019/08/16/363933/italian-rail-operator-to-pilot-barrier-free-transit-ticketing/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:51:17 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=63933 Trentino Trasporti, the transportation operator for the Italian city of Trento, is to be the first to pilot a new transit ticketing concept that uses sensors placed on trains to calculate and charge passengers for fares by automatically detecting when they get on and off a particular service. The sensors work in conjunction with an […]

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Manchester reports on open loop contactless ticketing adoption https://www.nfcw.com/2019/08/16/363920/manchester-reports-on-open-loop-contactless-ticketing-adoption/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:21:33 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=63920 More than 170,000 journeys have been made using Metrolink’s new contactless payment system in the four weeks since the service launched on 15 July, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has revealed. However, “despite the relative ease of use, some customers are not ‘touching-out’, resulting in them being charged an incomplete journey fare”. The system lets […]

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MTA reports ‘much higher’ than expected Omny contactless transit payments adoption in New York https://www.nfcw.com/2019/08/14/363905/mta-reports-much-higher-than-expected-omny-contactless-transit-payments-adoption-in-new-york/ Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:00:36 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=63905 New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) says its new Omny open loop contactless payments system recorded its one millionth transaction on 8 August, “a remarkable milestone accomplished at a much higher usage rate than initially estimated”. “When we launched Omny a mere 10 weeks ago today, we knew that some New Yorkers would immediately begin […]

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