Special Report–France: Strong Growth in Open Loop, but Mainly for Occasional Riders; Paris Still Missing in Action

Nearly 50 cities or regions have adopted open-loop payments in France or are scheduled to launch within the next year (see table on this page), with more in the pipeline.  It may be premature, however, to call France an open-loop hotspot like the UK and...

Open-Loop-Leaning Panel Sees Role for Closed-Loop Payments in Transit

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Despite the growth of open-loop payments, closed loop will continue to play a necessary role for transit agencies, especially to accommodate the unbanked and underbanked and customers that don’t want to use their credit or debit cards to pay fares,...
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