Interest Growing in Open-Loop Payments in California, Says Cal-ITP

California transportation officials are hearing strong demand among transit agencies in the state to move to open-loop payments, a person handling communications for the state Department of Transportation’s California’s Integrated Travel Project, or Cal-ITP, which is helping agencies procure the fare-collection technology, told Mobility Payments. […]

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California Replaces System That Helped Link Concessionary Fares to Open-Loop Cards Following Review by State Agencies

Card at terminal-Monetery-Salinas Transit

California transit officials have relaunched their senior discount verification program after shutting it down for six months, during which multiple state agencies conducted a security review, Mobility Payments has learned. According to one agency, scalability of the original system was a problem. […]

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Central Bank in Latin American Country Drives Nationwide Rollout of Open Loop; Can It Serve as a Model Elsewhere?

Costa Rica bus

In a first for Latin America and perhaps one of the only projects of its kind in the world, the Central Bank of Costa Rica is building a nationwide infrastructure for open-loop transit payments, as it seeks to ultimately eliminate cash on board its buses and trains. […]

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