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Key Takeaway:

Nashville, Tenn., transit agency WeGo Public Transit will launch open-loop payments this year. When it does, it will become one of a small but growing number of small- to mid-tier transit agencies in the U.S. supporting open loop.

Key Data:

Combined, the new fare system (for closed loop and open loop and fare boxes) had capital costs of $10.1 million and operational costs over five years of $4.4 million.

Organizations Mentioned:

• Nashville MTA (WeGo)

The Nashville MTA, known as WeGo Public Transit, in Tennessee, plans to launch open-loop payments in 2024 for its fixed-route buses and commuter rail, Mobility Payments has learned.

The project will cover more than 300 validators on fixed-route buses across the transit agency’s network and at commuter rail stations.

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