California’s ‘Mobility Marketplace’ Completes First Full Year with Few Agencies Ordering Open-Loop Technology So Far

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In its first full year of operation, a state-backed program in California targeted at small to mid-sized transit agencies– encouraging them to buy open-loop payments technology–has attracted orders from just six agencies and one small group. [...]

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In-Depth: Open Loop ‘Mobility Marketplace’ Sees Few Orders or Launches During First Year; Backers Contend More Projects in Pipeline

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California’s bold experiment into helping transit agencies procure technology to launch open-loop payments is off to a slow start, with only eight agencies–most very small–placing orders with state-vetted vendors through December, Mobility Payments has...
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California Open-Loop Procurement Program Looks to U.S. Federal Agency to Find More Validator Suppliers

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The California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, wants to find more suppliers of validators that can accept open-loop payments, and it has asked a U.S. federal agency for assistance, Mobility Payments has learned. [...]

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

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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,...
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