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Interest is running high among small transit agencies in California to participate in a state-funded program, Cal-ITP, to help the agencies procure open-loop payments technology, according to a source with Cal-ITP. The intiative, which will set up contracts with vendors to sell agencies the hardware and software they need, will also be available to agencies outside of the state.

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California’s more than 300 transit agencies have a combined 8,500 fixed-route public transit buses and more than 19,000 total revenue vehicles, including light rail, vans, and other demand-responsive transport vehicles, though not counting commuter and long-distance rail. The latter also could buy validators or transit processing services via the state contracts.

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California transportation officials are hearing strong demand among transit agencies in the state to move to open-loop payments, a person handling communications for the state Department of Transportation’s California’s Integrated Travel Project, or Cal-ITP, which is helping agencies procure the fare-collection technology, told Mobility Payments.

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