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, 14 Nov 2019 18:57:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 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 TfL reports on mobile payments adoption on London’s transport network https://www.nfcw.com/2019/11/14/365045/tfl-reports-on-mobile-payments-adoption-on-londons-transport-network/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:57:40 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65045 One in five contactless payments on London’s public transportation network are now made using a mobile phone or other non-card device, Transport for London (TfL) has revealed. The information was made public following a Freedom of Information Act request which also asked TfL how the introduction of contactless bank card payments has contributed to reducing […]

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Translink to pilot NFC tags at Queensland bus stops https://www.nfcw.com/2019/11/12/365002/translink-to-pilot-nfc-tags-at-queensland-bus-stops/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:03:11 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65002 Public transportation agency Translink is exploring the use of NFC technology as a replacement for paper timetables at bus stops in the Australian state of Queensland, iTNews reports. “The NFC PoC will investigate the potential uses of the technology to ‘assist centralised timetable deployment’ in a bid to understand whether ‘active and passive’ NFC tags […]

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Toronto to pilot bank card payments on public transport network https://www.nfcw.com/2019/11/05/364953/toronto-to-pilot-bank-card-payments-on-public-transport-network/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:10:25 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64953 Greater Toronto area public transportation agency Metrolinx “is to start testing an open payment function on its Presto fare-card system as early as next year,” the Toronto Star reports. “We are very excited about an open payment trial that will start somewhere during 2020, that is going to start open payments on Presto,” Metrolinx CEO […]

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Delhi Metro explores biometric transit cards for concessionary fares https://www.nfcw.com/2019/11/04/364906/delhi-metro-explores-biometric-transit-cards-for-concessionary-fares/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:01:04 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64906 “Delhi Metro is looking to be the first metro line in India to link biometrics to smart cards, in a bid to offer concessions to riders… Once the new biometric-based ticketing system is installed, the smart card will be linked to an individual users’ credentials, and the card will no longer be transferable.”

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STIB tests contactless bank cards on Brussels Metro https://www.nfcw.com/2019/11/04/364900/stib-tests-contactless-bank-cards-on-brussels-metro/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:23:00 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64900 “STIB is testing a new system of contactless payment at metro station Parc/Park to allow travellers to directly scan their bank card, instead of a ticket, at the gates. If everything goes well, all other metro stops, as well as the electric buses on bus line 33, will be fitted out with the contactless system […]

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First Group adds NFC bus tickets to Google Pay https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/30/364891/first-group-adds-nfc-bus-tickets-to-google-pay/ Wed, 30 Oct 2019 13:53:25 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64891 Public transportation operator First Group has begun a pilot of a new mobile ticketing service that uses host card emulation (HCE) to let customers with an Android NFC phone purchase a bus ticket, provision it to Google Pay and then use their smartphone to tap an on-board contactless reader when they board a bus. The […]

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Vancouver tests integrated public transportation, car and bike sharing transit card https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/28/364852/vancouver-tests-integrated-public-transportation-car-and-bike-sharing-transit-card/ Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:08:52 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64852 Employees of 14 Vancouver-based businesses have been issued with a new type of transit card that lets them use a single payment method for travel on public transport operator TransLink, for bike sharing with Mobi by Shaw Go and car sharing with Modo and Evo — and then “view expenses for each mode at the […]

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Gautrain to let passengers use contactless bank cards to pay for trains, buses and car parking https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/24/364832/gautrain-to-let-passengers-use-contactless-bank-cards-to-pay-for-trains-buses-and-car-parking/ Thu, 24 Oct 2019 12:02:51 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64832 Gautrain, the commuter rail service that connects the South African cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, is to let passengers use their contactless bank cards to pay for their journeys by tapping on and off the service from 31 October. Commuters will also be able to use their bank card to tap in and out of […]

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Uber to add Delhi Metro transit tickets to mobile app https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/24/364824/uber-to-add-delhi-metro-transit-tickets-to-mobile-app/ Thu, 24 Oct 2019 10:59:17 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64824 Uber users in Delhi can now use the app to plan journeys on the Delhi Metro and on local bus services — and will soon be able to purchase train tickets from within the Uber app as well. “After riders enter a destination, they’ll see ‘Public Transport’ as an option alongside ‘UberGo’, ‘Premier’ and ‘UberPool’,” […]

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Transport for NSW launches Opal Connect transportation payments platform https://www.nfcw.com/2019/10/23/364814/transport-for-nsw-launches-opal-connect-transportation-payments-platform/ Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:51:09 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64814 Australia’s Transport for NSW has introduced Opal Connect, a new service that aims to become “a one stop shop for all transport transactions and information, whether it is public transport, rideshare, taxis, parking and even tolling”. “Opal Connect is a new ticketing solution that aims to provide an integrated and convenient experience for customers through […]

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