Transit Ticketing Today – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, near field communication (NFC) and contactless, and beyond Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:02:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png Transit Ticketing Today – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 LibertyBus stops accepting cash payments for tickets https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/23/366110/libertybus-stops-accepting-cash-payments-for-tickets/ Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:02:21 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66110 LibertyBus, the public bus service operator for the island of Jersey, has stopped accepting cash payments for tickets. “We are only accepting AvanchiCard and contactless payments on the bus and at the customer service desk,” the operator says. “No cash payments, please.” LibertyBus made the move “after being told to do so by the government”, […]

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Metlink bans cash payments for transit tickets https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/23/366106/metlink-bans-cash-payments-for-transit-tickets/ Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:28:04 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66106 Metlink, the transportation agency for the Greater Wellington region of New Zealand, has ceased accepting cash payments on all buses, trains, ferries and stations “to stay one step ahead of Covid-19 and give our passengers and staff more peace of mind”. The move forms part of a package of measures Metlink is introducing. “To encourage […]

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Helsinki Regional Transport begins contactless payments rollout https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/09/365986/helsinki-regional-transport-begins-contactless-payments-rollout/ Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:58:37 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65986 Helsinki Regional Transport has begun the rollout of EMV contactless payments across the Finnish capital’s rail, bus and ferry network. “Work on this deployment begins immediately, starting with a flat-fare pilot for the city’s ferry route,” technology supplier Littlepay says. “Rollout to rail and bus, and the introduction of fare capping, will follow.” UPDATE: Littlepay […]

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MTA extends Omny payments to Manhattan buses https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/04/365941/mta-extends-omny-payments-to-manhattan-buses/ Wed, 04 Mar 2020 12:52:57 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65941 Omny contactless card payment availability is being expanded to all local buses in Manhattan this month, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced. “The expansion to Manhattan local buses represents a dramatic increase in points where it’s possible to use Omny to make free transfers between subways and buses, which is made fast and […]

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TfL signs £2m payments promotion deal with Google Pay https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/03/365900/tfl-signs-2m-payments-promotion-deal-with-google-pay/ Tue, 03 Mar 2020 15:46:54 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65900 Google has agreed to pay Transport for London (TfL) £2m (US$2.56m) for the right to place Google Pay branding on all of London Underground’s 5,686 tap in/out card readers for a year. “Under the contract, TfL’s ‘obligations’ include removing the existing yellow covers on all 5,686 readers across the network, swapping them with Google’s labels […]

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Singapore to pilot hands-free transit ticketing https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/26/365880/singapore-to-pilot-hands-free-transit-ticketing/ Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:53:03 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65880 Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a tender inviting suppliers to design a hands-free ticketing solution that will enable commuters to access trains and buses without needing to physically tap their card or mobile phone. “According to tender documents, the system will use either radio frequency identification (RFID) or Bluetooth technology, with sensors built […]

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Transport Canberra to add support for card and smartphone payments https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/19/365804/transport-canberra-to-add-support-for-card-and-smartphone-payments/ Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:31:47 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65804 A new ticketing system is to be introduced for users of public transport in the Australian capital city of Canberra. It will be designed to “provide users of both buses and light rail with some of the most advanced ticketing technology aimed at making it easy to plan, pay for and take public transport,” Transport […]

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Mastercard unveils plan to let transit operators use biometrics to identify passengers https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/18/365782/mastercard-unveils-plan-to-let-transit-operators-use-biometrics-to-identify-passengers/ Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:33:10 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65782 Mastercard is working with transport operators on the development of new biometric ticketing solutions that will make it possible for passengers to be automatically identified as they board a service, the payments network has revealed. “The payment provider is investigating innovative behavioural biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat and veins for cutting-edge payment systems of […]

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Calypso and OSPT Alliance to create single open standard for transit ticketing https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/06/365682/calypso-and-ospt-alliance-to-create-single-open-standard-for-transit-ticketing/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 12:24:17 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65682 Calypso Networks Association (CNA) and OSPT Alliance have begun work on the creation of a single, global open standard for transit ticketing that will leverage “the unique strengths” of both the Calypso and the Cipurse standards. “The end goal of the cooperation program is to achieve convergence between their respective open standards — Calypso and […]

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Miami-Dade launches mobile ticketing app that rewards passengers for watching ads https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/03/365623/miami-dade-launches-mobile-ticketing-app-that-rewards-passengers-for-watching-ads/ Mon, 03 Feb 2020 12:03:12 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65623 The Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has launched an app that lets passengers earn loyalty points that they can then exchange for free travel when they view or interact with personalised ads. The Go Miami-Dade Transit app uses a new digital loyalty currency developed by Cubic to let travellers collect Stars points […]

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