TCF News

Updated on 24th November 2017

Boston becomes the second US city to tap-in to London's contactless fares revolution
Image: Wiki Boston has been named as the next US city to incorporate London's market-leading contactless fares technology after the Massachusetts ...

Egypt: Transportation smartcards will be introduced soon
The Transportation Ministry is planning on rolling out a smartcard system, which will enable passengers to use all means of transportation, including UBER and Careem, through one rechargeable card, Transportation Minister Hisham Arafat announced on Wednesday.

US: MBTA Approves Overhaul of Fare Collection System
The board overseeing the nation's fifth-largest transit agency has approved a $723 million overhaul of its fare collection system that will phase out the CharlieCard and allow riders to board trains, trolleys and buses with the tap of a credit card or smartphone. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority awarded a 13-year contract to San Diego-based Cubic Corp. to design and operate the new system, which officials hope to have fully implemented by the spring of 2020.

CEN has made a comparison of certification rules for EMVCo and CEN TS16794 (the standards for transport smartcard readers based on ISO 14443).
Kindly provided by Chris Queree
There were two incompatibilities which meant that strictly it was not possible to be correctly certified to both standards (despite for example at TfL, etc). ISO will apparently change 14443 to make their standard the same as EMVCo. As 16794 sits on 14443 the problem is resolved.

Rail passengers will be able to use a smart card on trains from next year
Manchester Evening News
Passengers from Greater Manchester will have a smart card to use on trains with Northern, TransPennine and Merseyrail by the end of 2018.

Patent Invalidation Paves the Way for Automated Fare Collection Systems
... credit card, or mobile wallet, in lieu of an agency-issued card that has no use outside of fare payment. Moreover, a key component of AFC systems is ...

UK: Plans for discounted bus card for youngsters across West Yorkshire
As part of the Bus 18 initiative to improve journeys for bus users across West Yorkshire, it is proposed to introduce a discounted “go anywhere” day ticket for young people. Bus 18 was launched in March this year with the backing of major bus operators Arriva, First and Transdev as well as the Association of Bus operators in West Yorkshire and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which includes councillors from Kirklees.

Wembley Stadium scores UK first with contactless tickets
The system, which will be powered by global ticketing technology specialists Fortress GB, will allow fans to enter live events with contactless tickets ...

Best of London with new smart city app
The Standard
Making booking even easier and more seamless, the app offers payment capabilities with Masterpass. Users can store all of their card details in one ...

Adelaide Metro to become first Australian transit system to trial mobile ticketing
Intelligent Transport (press release)
“This trial in Adelaide using the Justride platform of our global smart ticketing partner, Masabi, allows the benefits of truly smart ticketing to be shown in ...

Orchestrated mobility: Mobile app solutions for seamless travel
Global Railway Review (press release)
Please explain further how your smart technology contributes to a seamless ticketing journey? We have the capability to automatically detect where a ...

UK: Northern leaders to finally have major say on roads, rail and smart ticketing
Manchester Evening News
A body driving transport in the north will have a say how money is spent thanks to a landmark legal ruling. It means decisions on major transport projects, new roads and smart ticketing will be decided locally by Transport for the North - a body set up three years ago to drive links between northern cities.

Cubic to Continue Delivery of Revenue Collection Services for Transport for London with Contract Extension
Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division has signed a $185 million contract with Transport for London (TfL) for a three-year extension of services to London’s Oyster and contactless ticketing system.

How smart ticketing is revolutionizing rapid transit
With technology such as HCE, the future of smart ticketing, and rapid transit in general, is looking very bright.

US: Tickets? Puh-leez. There Are Lots of New Ways to Pay Bus and Train Fares
Depending on the city where you live, paying for a ride on public transit can be complicated. A single morning's commute can involve a confounding mishmash of cash, paper tickets and electronic swipe cards. And different parts of a transit system -- buses, subways, commuter trains -- can sometimes be independent from each other, frustrating riders who have to juggle multiple fare cards and different methods of payment. That's all starting to change.

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ITSO Certification for PDMS Gives the Green Light to Pilot Smart Card Projects in the Scottish ...
Business Wire (press release)
PDMS is pleased to announce that it has received certification from ITSO for its mobile ticketing device ...

Meet the winners of the biggest ever face-recognition challenge
New Scientist
Everyone from government agencies to police forces are looking for software to track us in airports or spot us in CCTV images. But much of this ...

Over 120 smart gates installed at Dubai International Airport
Travelers won't spend time waiting in long queues at Dubai International Airport, thanks to latest generation of smart gates. (Photo courtesy: ...

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Visa bids to bring contactless transit payments to the world
Finextra (press release)
Visa is looking to accelerate the adoption of contactless payments on the world's subway, rail and bus networks through the launch of a dedicated ...

On Moscow Metro, Jewelry Is a Classy Alternative to Subway Cards
In London, payment cards are on the wane as commuters switch to using their regular contactless debit cards at the turnstile—cards that people are ...

Public agencies' single offerings slow quest for universal smart card
Pune Mirror
Just with their smart card, commuters will be able to switch from one mode of transport to the other easily, they will be launching a Smart card which ...
(Now where does this remind you of?  Ed.)

National Express roll out contactless payment in the West Midlands
Black Country Radio
National Express West Midlands has confirmed it will roll out contactless payment across all of its routes during 2018.

UK: Plymouth Citybus goes contactless
Buses Mag
Contactless payments are now available on all Plymouth Citybus services. Buses are accepting contactless payment methods including bPay, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Visa and MasterCard. Customers can simply ask the driver for a ticket or multiple tickets and instead of paying with cash, use a method of contactless payment.

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Contactless payments come to all First Glasgow buses
Intelligent Transport (press release)
Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, has hailed the introduction of contactless payment technology on all buses operated by ...