In-Depth: Venice Open-Loop Service Projected to Launch Next Fall Following Unconventional Procurement Process

Waterbus in Venice

AVM, the Italian public transit agency that runs buses, trams, water buses and shuttles in Venice, plans to launch its open-loop payments service next fall after apparent delays, the agency said Monday, following official award of a contract as part of its unconventional procurement process for open-loop technology. […]

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Taiwan’s Dominant Transit Purse Struggles with New E-Payments Landscape

EasyCard Corp. remains the dominant contactless stored-value card in Taiwan, boasting market shares of nearly three-quarters of transit fare payments and retail transactions nationally amid competition from three other contactless closed-loop cards that vie for transit and low-value retail transactions across the island nation. […]

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