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Austin transport authority expands partnership to upgrade fare collection

Austin transport authority expands partnership to upgrade fare collection

Bytemark will upgrade Capital Metro’s existing account-based system to include tap-and-go contactless payments plus a host of other functionality aiming to provide fast, easy, and safe payment solutions.

Specialists to jointly develop MaaS applications

Specialists to jointly develop MaaS applications

Masabi and Kyyti have formed a partnership to provide best-of-breed mobility-as-a-service solutions to transport authorities, agencies and operators around the world.

Touchless pedestrian push-button aims to increase safety amid the pandemic

Touchless pedestrian push-button aims to increase safety amid the pandemic

The SmartSense touchless PED push button, which has a five-inch activation range, aims to help reduce pedestrian exposure to contact viruses commonly found on push button surfaces.

Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system

Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system

Masabi’s JustRide platform allows passengers to buy tickets and passes anytime, anywhere, using their smartphones and provides a contactless service in the Covid-19 era.

St Louis Metro Transit adds contactless fare option

St Louis Metro Transit adds contactless fare option

The app’s new mobile fare feature is part of the transport company’s efforts to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic and keep both passengers and employees safe when they travel.

NYC DOT encourages contactless parking payments

NYC DOT encourages contactless parking payments

In an effort to reduce people spreading germs by touching parking meters, the city of New York is encouraging all residents and visitors to pay for parking using an app.

Miami launches contactless payment for transit riders

Miami launches contactless payment for transit riders

The city is modernising its fare system with open payment technology from Cubic Transportation Systems that allows riders to tap and pay for journeys.

Scottish transport company goes contactless in time for festivals

Scottish transport company goes contactless in time for festivals

Bus company Lothian is introducing the country’s first contactless and fare-capped public transport system in Edinburgh as part of a partnership with Flowbird Transport Intelligence.

Mastercard and Kisio help passengers book entire trip in one app

Mastercard and Kisio help passengers book entire trip in one app

By embedding payment and security technology into trip planning and ticketing capabilities, transportation providers and cities can move towards mobility-as-a-service solutions.

No ticket to ride: Why the transport industry needs to keep up with the demand for mobile

No ticket to ride: Why the transport industry needs to keep up with the demand for mobile

To meet the demand for ease and continuity in travel, transport operators need to collaborate to offer passengers one virtual ticket, from beginning to end, says Steve Wakeland, Executive Chairman, ITSO.