Tag Archives: Transportation

Visa to Transform the Mass Transit Experience Worldwide – No More Fumbling for Cash or Paper Tickets

By | November 13, 2017

Visa introduces innovative worldwide program to accelerate seamless, friction-free commuting with contactless payments The new Visa Ready for Transit program incorporates new standards that will simplify the certification of payment solutions for operators and transit solution providers A new team assembled from transportation, technology and payments industries to provide expertise and support Visa’s Innovation Center in London to… Read More »

India – In the works, single smart card for all forms of transport

By | September 20, 2017

An integrated ticketing system, by which commuters in Mumbai can use a single smart card to travel on all forms of transport is in the works and is expected to be in place in the next two years, before two Metro lines come up in the city. “In the next two years, before the Metro corridors are commissioned,… Read More »

India – Chennai Metro Rail to introduce contactless smart cards

By | July 31, 2017

CHENNAI: Metro rail commuters in Chennai could soon walk into any station and take a train without making the effort of swiping their smart cards or waiting in queues at the ticket counters to buy tokens. Chennai Metro Rail is in the process of introducing contactless smart cards, where commuters can simply walk in through scanner gates with a tiny chip or… Read More »

India – Delhi Metro Introduces Smartwatch for Travel

By | July 20, 2017

Delhi’s Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) has introduced a system of wearable tech payment for travellers on its metro system. As of June 2017, passengers on Delhi’s extensive rail network will be able to use smartwatches as a form of smart card for entering and exiting the system. Working in collaboration with company LAKS GmbH, DMRC launched the innovative… Read More »

Czech Republic Becoming A World Leader In Contactless Payment For Public Transportation

By | June 22, 2017

The Czech Republic is undergoing a revolution in the way passengers pay for public transportation services, writes news site idnes.cz. Around 2,000 bus and tram services now enable ticket payments to be made using a contactless card. And that number is set to continue to grow, says Petr Zlámalík, of Mastercard Advisors, the professional services arm of card… Read More »

USA – Four-Jurisdiction Digital Driver’s License Pilot Key Piece of Gov’s Digital Transformation

By | May 12, 2017

Four jurisdictions will take a large and crucial step this summer toward digitizing residents’ primary form of identification: They will begin piloting a digital driver’s license (DDL) with hundreds of employees and family members. In the works for around a year, the smartphone-based tests in Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and Washington, D.C., are part of a collaboration with Amsterdam-based… Read More »