Uber Expands Mobile Ticketing to More U.S. Public Transit Agencies

As expected, Uber has expanded support for public transit ticketing in its app again, this time to a consortium of 13 small and mid-tier transit agencies in Ohio and Northern Kentucky–following two other U.S. transit agencies, in Denver and Las Vegas, which have already integrated with Uber–it was announced today. […]

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Calgary Transit Launches Mobile-Ticketing Service with Plans to Expand to Open Loop

Canada’s third largest city, Calgary, has introduced its first electronic fare payments service, offering mobile ticketing from a software-as-a-service platform provider, with plans to enable customers to pay for fares with their contactless EMV credit and debit cards and NFC wallets. […]

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Software-as-Service Platforms for Transit Agencies Begin to Support Open-Loop Payments

In what is believed to be a first, a transit agency in Europe plans to accept contactless credit and debit cards using a third-party software-as-a-service platform this summer, according to UK-based platform provider Masabi, although the company declined to name the agency. The project is expected to begin as a pilot. […]

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Ohio-Based Transit Agency Group Planning to Enable Mobile Ticketing Through Uber App

(This premium article was originally published in May 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) A consortium of 13 small and mid-tier transit agencies in Ohio and Northern Kentucky plans to enable customers to buy public transit tickets directly in the Uber app as early as this summer, following two other U.S. transit agencies, in […]

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Government Regulation of Mobility-as-a-Service Seen as Necessary to Encourage Widespread Adoption

(This premium article was originally published in April 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) Government legislation will likely be needed for widespread adoption of mobility-as-a-service, or MaaS, to occur, according to UK-based Juniper Research, which believes that the regulations will be necessary to force MaaS providers, including transit service providers, to work together, as […]

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After 10 Months, Sales of Public Transit Tickets in Uber App Still Make Up Small Share of Mobile Ticketing in Denver

(This premium article was originally published in March 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) Since last May, when ride-hailing service Uber officially began enabling customers to book and pay for public transit tickets in Denver directly in the Uber app, use of the service remains relatively low, accounting for less than 3% of all […]

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Mobility as a Service Continues to Get Rolling with Uber Expanding Service to Second U.S. City

(This premium article was originally published in January 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) Mobility as a service is expected to reshape the traditional transport industry, and while it is just getting rolling, the pace is starting to pick up. The latest bit of momentum came this week when global ride-hailing service Uber announced […]

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As Covid-19 Causes Transit Ridership to Plummet, Mobile-Ticketing Vendors Hope to Help Bring Riders Back

(This premium article was originally published in May 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) As the Covid-19 crisis sows fear among mass transit customers and causes ridership on buses, trains and trams to crash, there is heightened interest in mobile ticketing and other electronic fare payments as a way to ease the concerns and […]

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