Amsterdam gets tap-in tap-out open loop contactless fare payments

Person making tap-in tap-out open loop contactless fare payment in Amsterdam

Passengers travelling on bus, train, tram and metro services in the Dutch capital and surrounding areas can now pay their fares by tapping onboard readers or ticketing gates at the beginning and end of their journey with their contactless debit or credit card or with their Apple or Android NFC smartphone... More




New York MTA adds support for discounted tickets to Omny payments platform

Reduced fare Omny sign-up on smartphone

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has added support for reduced fares to its Omny open loop contactless payments service, enabling eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities to receive a discount whenever they tap to pay for their subway or bus journey using their debit or credit card, smartphone or wearable device... More





Dutch rail network to trial contactless open loop fare payments

Woman making contactless open loop payment at Dutch train station using smartphone

Rail operator NS in the Netherlands is to pilot a contactless open loop fare payment system that will enable passengers to pay for their train fares by tapping their physical debit or credit card or their digital debit card stored on a smartphone or smartwatch at the beginning and the end of their journey... More


Metrolinx expands open loop contactless ticketing in Greater Toronto Area

Presto card being used to make Metrolinx open loop contactless card ticket payment in Greater Toronto Area

Passengers travelling on public transport services operated by GO Transit, Brampton Transit, MiWay and Oakville Transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area of Ontario in Canada can now make contactless fare payments with a tap of their physical or digital credit card, without needing to buy a Presto transit card or e-ticket... More


Manchester’s Metrolink drops one-day travel passes from mobile ticketing app to cut fare evasion

Man using tram contactless ticket barrier on Mancheste Metrolink

Passengers travelling on the Metrolink tram network in the UK city of Manchester can no longer purchase a one-day travel pass on Transport for Greater Manchester’s Get Me There mobile ticketing app and are instead being encouraged to use the network’s open loop contactless fare payment system that incorporates daily and weekly fare capping... More







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One in two in-person Mastercard transactions worldwide are now contactless

Michael Miebach Mastercard CEO

One in two in-person transactions authorised, cleared and settled through Mastercard’s payment processing services worldwide during Q4 2021 were contactless, up from “approximately” one in three in the period prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to figures revealed at the card network’s Q4 earnings call... More