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Key Takeaway:

As things stood at the end of Q4 2023, Cal-ITP, the state-backed program that helps transit agencies–especially small ones–to procure technology they need to launch open-loop payments, had failed to take off. One source said a deal may be coming.

Key Data:

Document: Littlepay Usage Report, Q4 2024

Chart: Validator Orders by Agency

Table: Orders by Vendor

Organizations Mentioned:

• Cal-ITP
• Capitol Corridor
• Littlepay
• Kuba
• SC Soft
• Metro (Los Angeles)
• MTC (San Francisco)
• SacRT

The California Integrated Travel Project, or Cal-ITP, did not add any new transit agencies for the third quarter in a row, as of end of 2023, and open-loop transactions remained low two years after the program began, records obtained by Mobility Payments show.

That could change during the first or second quarters of 2024, with a significant new project likely

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