U.S.-based Cubic Transportation Systems–known for building big bespoke fare-collection systems for such major cities as London, New York, Chicago and Sydney–has begun rolling out its Umo platform, targeting small to mid-tier transit agencies, in addition to its traditional customers. […]
The publication will be a must-read for all mobility providers, as part of a robust and growing ecosystem. […]
It seems that city leaders and other officials around the world are pinning their hopes on mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) to help them reduce traffic congestion, slash greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility for the masses. […]
In towns and cities around the world, people are starting to dream, plan and prepare for a new normal (whatever that means) and a post-COVID world. […]
A new account-based ticketing system under development for Brisbane and the Australian state of Queensland represents one of the latest rollouts of account-based ticketing, a technology expected to eventually replace most card-centric fare collection systems globally. […]
While the move to open-loop fare collection by transit agencies gets a lot of attention, some major agencies have been shunning the idea of accepting bank cards for fares while expanding ways their customers can pay with well-established closed-loop fare cards. […]
While use of public transit is returning, it could take years before ridership returns to pre-Covid levels, if it ever does. Many customers have changed their lifestyles and won’t come back. But others who might return remain anxious about boarding buses or trains in a post-pandemic world. […]
Such major trip-planning app providers as Moovit, Transit and Google Maps see ticketing and payments as an important new service and for some, it’s one of the last steps toward creating true MaaS platforms. […]
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. […]
As New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority marked the two-year anniversary since launching the first phase of its high-profile OMNY open-loop fare payments rollout in May 2019, transactions continue to grow.
Riders were tapping for more than 17% of all rides on the authority’s massive subway system and for around 14% on the entire system, both subway and buses. That’s according to figures released by the MTA to Mobility Payments around mid-June. As of then, the agency said customers had tapped for a total of more than 93 million rides since the service launched.