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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Avoiding the Interchange Squeeze

Paying by phone
Open-loop payment systems are a simple and consumer-friendly option for public transit agencies. They are increasingly deployed throughout the world because they benefit tourists and new and existing riders alike. Anyone can simply tap a card they already own...
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Bid Update: Dubai Evaluates ABT Proposals; Utah Receives 8 bids for Mobile Ticketing; Appeal Delays Award of Venice Contract

Tram in Dubai
The Roads and Transport Authority, or RTA, in Dubai has been evaluating proposals from at least five vendors for the overhaul of its fare-collection system, Mobility Payments has learned. [...]

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