Passport to Shut Down Transit-Ticketing Business at Year’s End as It Focuses on Parking

Jacksonville, FL, app
U.S.-based Passport Labs confirmed that it will shut down its mobile transit-ticketing business and end all support for its platform at the end of this year, as it quietly exits the ticketing market segment. [...]

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In-Depth: Transit Agency that Pioneered Open-Loop Payments in U.S. Plans to Roll Out Technology–Again

Salt Lake City light rail
The Utah Transit Authority in Salt Lake City plans to overhaul its fare-collection system, including supporting open-loop payments and launching a new mobile app. [...]

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In-Depth: Retail Payments Networks Key to Cashless Push by U.S. Transit Agencies

NYC Subway-Times Square station
Despite the strong push behind electronic fare payments and buzz around going cashless, only a few transit agencies in the U.S. have actually eliminated cash acceptance on board their buses and other vehicles or plan to do so. [...]

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Miami Latest U.S. City to Introduce Open-Loop Transit Payments

Transit officials in Miami-Dade County, Fla. are the latest in the U.S. to introduce open-loop payments of fares with contactless credit and debit cards and bank card credentials on NFC wallets, launching the service in August 2019 on the city's relatively...
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U.S. Agency Bypassed Low-Cost Suppliers in Awarding Fare-Collection System Contract

UTA train-bus
The Utah Transit Authority received responses from eight vendors to its request for proposal for a new fare system, with five of the vendors submitting lower cost bids than the vendor the authority ended up choosing for the contract, documents obtained by...
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