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Key Takeaway:

Calgary Transit’s new My Fare app offers customers an alternative to the paper tickets, passes and cash they have been using for years. (A closed-loop contactless card project failed five years ago.)

Key Data:

Providing more than 160 million trips last year and serving a city of more than 1.2 million inhabitants, Calgary Transit is one of the largest transit agencies not to have introduced a reloadable closed-loop card system.

Organizations Mentioned:

• Calgary Transit
• Masabi

Canada’s third largest city, Calgary, has introduced its first electronic fare payments service, offering mobile ticketing from a software-as-a-service platform provider, with plans to enable customers to pay for fares with their contactless EMV credit and debit cards and NFC wallets.

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