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Key Takeaway:

The first transit agencies in California are beginning to sign contracts with vendors under the state’s Cal-ITP program. The program seeks to help agencies to roll out open-loop payments technology and encourage public transit ridership.

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The agencies will separately pay for the fare technology, including validators, most using federal Covid stimulus grant funds under the CARES Act.

Organizations Mentioned:

• HTA (Humboldt Transit)
• MTA (Mendocino Transit
• Lake Transit
• Redwood Coast Transit
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A group of rural transit agencies in far Northern California are in the process of signing contracts with vendors to roll out open-loop payments under the state-backed Cal-ITP program, perhaps the first agencies to confirm they are contracting with vendors beyond the pilot stage, Mobility Payments has learned.

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