Public Transit Ticket Sales in Transit App Continue to Grow, though Make Up Small Share of Total Fare Revenue

Using Transit app at vending machine in Dayton

The Transit app has recorded nearly 2.5 million ticketing transactions since it began enabling transit agency customers to buy tickets in its trip-planning app in 2019, the app provider told Mobility Payments. More than 250,000 customers of 65 agencies have purchased tickets in the app during that time, Transit said. Those figures are up from […]

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Paris Transit Authority Confirms Plans to Launch Closed-Loop Navigo Cards on Android and Apple Devices

Île-de-France Mobilités train

Île-de-France Mobilités, the large Paris transit authority serving Paris and the surrounding region, has confirmed that a digital version of its Navigo closed-loop fare card will be available on both Android and iOS devices, although the availability with Apple will not happen until later in 2023. […]

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Milwaukee Transit Agency Announces More Details of New Fare-Collection Project Using Cubic’s Umo Platform

Milwaukee bus

The Milwaukee County Transit System today announced its plans to launch its new fare-collection system using the Umo Mobility platform from Cubic Transportation Systems in the fall. The system will support mobile fare payments and closed-loop contactless cards, as well as open-loop payments, though it’s not clear when the open-loop service will actually launch. […]

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Faster and More Accurate than Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Can Ultra-Wideband Deliver on Promise of Hands-Free Ticketing?

Silhouette of train gates

Demand for hands-free (or nearly hands-free) ticketing has been growing, using such technologies as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS to enable customers to board buses and trains with only a swipe of their finger in a smartphone app to check-in and check-out. Sometimes they don’t even need to swipe. […]

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