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Key Takeaway:

More than 30 transit agencies have launched acceptance of contactless EMV payments or have hired vendors to implement the technology. The French capital, however, is a major holdout.

Key Data:

Table: List of first 25 French cities moving to open, with launch dates, major vendors, acquiring banks and ability to process domestic debit.

Organizations Mentioned:

• IDFM (Paris)
• SYTRAL (Lyon)
• Tisséo (Toulouse)
• Keolis
• Worldline

France had fallen behind such open-loop payments hotspots in Europe as the UK and Italy. But it has been catching up over the past couple of years, starting with small to medium-sized cities.

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