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Key Takeaway:

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.

Key Data:

• Table: Agencies globally supporting concessions with open loop

Organizations Mentioned:

PSTA (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
TfL (London)
MTA (New York)
SL (Stockholm)

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

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