TCF News

Updated on 11th October 2019

Smart ticketing set to make life easier for passengers
MKFM
After being given the green light earlier this year to introduce fast contactless payments across MK bus services, the council will now work with ...

Analysis: Are we nearly there yet on seamless ticketing?
Transport Network (press release)
We introduced contactless payments with fare capping on almost 1,000 Brighton & Hove and Metrobus buses. Although both services are owned by ...

Tech firm named as preferred bidder for city buses real-time info system
[21st Century Technology: Ed.]
insider.co.uk
... including information displays for passengers, smart ticketing, CCTV video surveillance, vehicle and driver performance monitoring and passenger ...

Blockchain Unifying Public Transport Payments Across Madrid, Spain
Benzinga
In Madrid, a partnership between leading Spanish bank Banco Santander and blockchain certification startup Vottun will soon allow the city transport users to pay for their transit using a single unified digital payment system powered by blockchain. Vottun develops interoperable platforms over which blockchain applications can be built and made to interact with distinctly different public or private blockchain networks.

Masabi and Jorudan Launch Mobile Ticketing in two MaaS apps for Oita Bus in Japan
Masabi PR
Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments as a Service (FPaaS) to public transport, and Jorudan, Japan’s leading trip planning and MaaS service, today announced that they have launched mobile ticketing with Oita Bus, focused on helping locals and visiting fans get around the city during one of the world’s biggest sports competitions that kicked off in Japan last month. Passengers are today able to purchase day passes for bus travel via the Japan Transit Planner and the Norikae Annai apps, in both English and Japanese.

Advertising feature: Seamless Travel home-to-home, the next chapter of modern aviation
Airport Business
Programmes like IATA One-ID and WEF's Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI) aim at connecting travellers to airports, airlines and governments in a ...

Taxi drivers in Liverpool start six month countdown to offer all customers card payment facilities
TaxiPoint Taxi News
... in July 2019 [er, 2020: Ed.], all Liverpool City Council hackney carriages must have a card payment facility to accept debit/credit and contactless card payments.

Paris to use host card emulation to boost NFC transit ticketing availability
NFCW
... in 2020-21 with the addition of support for host card emulation (HCE). ... the addition of a cloud-based HCE solution that will enable all Android NFC ...

Travel, the way you want it
Snap PR
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Train passengers can go contactless from January
Windsor Express
Passengers travelling from Maidenhead will be able to use pay-as-you-go contactless technology from January – although Oyster cards will not be accepted at the station.

Dudley and Birmingham bus services to get £30 million overhaul
expressandstar.com
…Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street said: “We are already seeing bus use beginning to rise in the West Midlands – bucking the national trend – thanks to measures such as half-price travel for all 16 to 18-year-olds, convenient contactless ticketing, and live travel information apps.

Top 4 Problems with Design and Build Bespoke Fare Collection Systems
James Gooch: Masabi
…Masabi issued a survey in the late summer/fall of 2019 to professionals working for transit agencies and operators around the globe, with a particular focus on fare collection teams. The survey had a specific focus on agencies and operators “Core” Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) systems and was designed to see how they were using them.

Go-Ahead offers contactless fare capping across operators
Transport Network (press release) (blog)
A major bus operator has rolled out daily capping on contactless fares across two of its companies in the South East. The system, which was launched ...

The Future Of Paying For Airline Tickets – An Interview With CellPoint Digital
Simple Flying
The recent move by Southwest Airlines to introduce Apple Pay for tickets and ancillary services has widely been regarded as a benchmark of modern ...

Public demand brings back coin-operated parking meters in Angus
BBC News
"Digital transactions and contactless payments are increasingly a part of everyday life, but we accept it is not yet part of everyone's daily routine.

Uber app gets a major overhaul
telecoms.com
Ride sharing giant Uber has emphasised its diversification and desire to play nice with the broader market in a major new version of its app.

Contactless payment will be available on all Trentbarton buses from October
Nottinghamshire Live
From next week, customers wishing to use contactless travel need to simply tap-on with their contactless card or device when boarding and tap-off ...

Transport for London will run Crossrail trains between Paddington and Reading from December
MyLondon
This is ahead of the service becoming part of the Elizabeth Line and TfL has also announced that contactless pay is going to be accepted between ...

Kinchbus contactless payments boom
Love Business
More than 50,000 contactless payments have been made on Kinchbus since the world’s first tap-on tap-off contactless payment was introduced across its services at the end of July.

What is Fare Payments-as-a-Service?
James Gooch: Masabi
…Fare Payments-as-a-Service is a new and better way of delivering ticketing services for transit agencies and operators. Instead of needing to run a DBOM project and implement a bespoke solution, agencies can sign up to a Fare Payments platform and pay for services on a pay as you go/subscription basis.

TfL Rail to begin operate services to Reading
Reading Chronicle
TfL zones do not apply to stations beyond West Drayton, but for the first time, customers will be able to use pay as you go with contactless across the ...