Florida transit agency PSTA is to become one of the few transit agencies linking concessionary discounts to open-loop payments. The service will be enabled with account-based ticketing, but there are other challenges.
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The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority in Florida plans to enable eligible riders to receive their concessionary discounts when using open-loop payments, one of the few transit agencies anywhere to do so, Mobility Payments has learned.
The authority, PSTA, which launched open-loop payments last February along with two neighboring agencies, plans to enable customers who tap contactless credit and debit cards–and also NFC payments