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Key Takeaway:

Transit officials in the Midland, UK, the region with the second-highest use of public transit after the London area, want to set up a pay-as-you-go fare payments system like Transport for London operates.

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Transit officials say they believe the new fare-collection system could be operational by 2022, but they do not yet have the funding to build the system, which would cost an estimated £20 million (US$25.7 million).

Organizations Mentioned:

• Transport for West Midlands
• Transport for London

Transit officials in the Midlands in the UK are calling on the government to fund a London-style contactless fare-payments system across this large section of the country, which would enable riders to tap to pay for trips on rail, bus and tram networks with either closed- and open-loop cards and credentials on smartphones.

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