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 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:44:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 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 ITSO reports on the role of transit ticketing in mobility-as-a-service solutions https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/16/365405/itso-reports-on-the-role-of-transit-ticketing-in-mobility-as-a-service-solutions/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:44:38 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65405 Integrating smart transit tickets into mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions holds the promise of allowing consumers to easily plan and pay for journeys that make use of a full range of public transportation, bike, taxi, rideshare and other mobility options, UK ticketing standards body ITSO explains in a white paper now available to download from the NFCW […]

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Apple Pay users report double-charging issue on New York subway https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/14/365464/apple-pay-users-report-double-charging-issue-on-new-york-subway/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:58:09 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65464 “Some people have the Express Transit feature enabled, but are still using their MetroCard to pay for rides. While swiping their MetroCard, their iPhones are somehow coming into contact with the reader, either because they were holding it in their hands or through a pocket or purse, the MTA suspects.”

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Caltrain to introduce mobile ticketing app https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/14/365462/caltrain-to-introduce-mobile-ticketing-app/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:56:22 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65462 “On February 10, Caltrain will launch Caltrain Mobile, the rail agency’s official mobile ticketing application that allows riders to purchase and activate tickets from their smart phone devices… The app offers One-Way, Day Pass and Zone Upgrade digital tickets for adults and passengers who qualify for discounted fare.”

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MTA to add new Omny contactless fare options https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/10/365412/mta-to-add-new-omny-contactless-fare-options/ Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:26:47 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65412 New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is to add support for “all remaining fare options, including unlimited ride passes, reduced fares, student fares, and more” to its Omny contactless payments service from next year. Omny has been used to pay for more than 5m journeys since its launch in May 2019 — but only full-fare, […]

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Sao Paulo to roll out contactless payments across bus network https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/08/365379/sao-paulo-to-roll-out-contactless-payments-across-bus-network/ Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:39:07 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65379 All buses in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo will accept payments via Mastercard and Visa contactless cards, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay by the end of this year, local business magazine Exame reports. The rollout across Sao Paulo follows a three-month pilot on 200 of the city’s buses, which began in September […]

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Uber adds Las Vegas transit tickets to mobile app https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/08/365364/uber-adds-las-vegas-transit-tickets-to-mobile-app/ Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:13:29 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65364 Uber has added support for transit tickets issued by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to its mobile app, enabling users to buy passes from within the app and then use their smartphone to board Las Vegas bus services. “Following a staggered rollout over the next few weeks, all Uber riders in the […]

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Octopus lets iPhone users top up their cards via NFC https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/07/365331/octopus-lets-iphone-users-top-up-their-cards-via-nfc/ Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:51:15 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65331 Public transportation users in Hong Kong can now use the NFC functionality in their Android or iOS device to top up their Octopus transit card, view their transaction history, check their balance and collect fare subsidies. The service was initially introduced for Android devices in January last year and has now been expanded to iPhones […]

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Transport for NSW to pilot digital Opal card https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/06/365316/transport-for-nsw-to-pilot-digital-opal-card/ Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:10:54 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65316 Transport for NSW has announced plans to pilot a new digital version of its Opal transit card that will enable cardholders to “pay for all modes of transport — whether it be light rail, a bus, on demand service, taxi or Uber — with a single tap of their phone.” “Thousands of transport customers will […]

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Contactless payments expand to Miami bus services https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/06/365312/contactless-payments-expand-to-miami-bus-services/ Mon, 06 Jan 2020 14:44:19 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65312 Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works has rolled out support for contactless payments across its Metrobus fleet, making it possible for commuters to use contactless cards and NFC mobile phones to pay for both bus and rail fares across Miami, the sixth most densely populated city in the US. Public transportation users “can […]

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SEPTA to roll out NFC mobile ticketing in Philadelphia https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/06/365307/septa-to-roll-out-nfc-mobile-ticketing-in-philadelphia/ Mon, 06 Jan 2020 12:45:54 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65307 SEPTA, the transportation authority for the Greater Philadelphia region in the US, is to add support for Google Pay and Apple Pay across its network of subway, rail, trolley and bus services from the “spring or early summer” of 2020. “All 4,226 SEPTA Key validators that are in place — including on buses, trolleys, turnstiles […]

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