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Key Takeaway:

With more agencies moving to open-loop payments, there is growing interest among transit agencies in closed-loop EMV cards. But there are pros and cons for these cards versus proprietary card technology such as Mifare.

Key Data:

Table: Early agencies moving or likely to move to white-label EMV

Chart: Bids on Stockholm’s white-label EMV project

Organizations Mentioned:

MTA (New York)
• SL (Stockholm)
Transport for London
Transport for NSW
CNA (Calypso)</a

As more transit agencies introduce open-loop fare payments, interest is starting to grow in use of white-label EMV cards that agencies can issue in place of proprietary closed-loop cards for riders who don’t have bank cards or don’t want to use them to pay fares.

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