Transport for London’s Lucrative Sponsorship Deal with Google Shows Value of ‘Point of Sale’ Real Estate at Fare Gates

(This premium article was originally published March 4, 2020 in Mobility Payments’ sister publication NFC Times.)  Transport for London’s recent deal with Google to put the Google Pay Logo on more than 5,600 contactless gate readers across the large London Underground network is not the first time that the London transit authority has rented out […]

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Transport Officials in Sydney See Growing Demand for Contactless Fare Payments but Have No Plans to Retire Closed-Loop Opal

(This premium article was originally published in January 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) Transport officials in Australia have released figures on use of contactless payments in Sydney and New South Wales, showing that customers tap their contactless credit and debit cards and NFC devices for an average of 1.5 million transactions per week, […]

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California Replaces System That Helped Link Concessionary Fares to Open-Loop Cards Following Review by State Agencies

Card at terminal-Monetery-Salinas Transit

California transit officials have relaunched their senior discount verification program after shutting it down for six months, during which multiple state agencies conducted a security review, Mobility Payments has learned. According to one agency, scalability of the original system was a problem. […]

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UK Transit Agency Plans London-Style Multimodal Contactless System with Fare Capping

Double-decker bus Birmingham

Transit officials serving the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham, and the surrounding West Midlands region are moving forward with a London-style multimodal fare-capping system for contactless credit and debit payments, working with the major bus operator in the region, National Express, and other commercial bus operators. […]

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