TCF News

Updated on 14th June 2019

France: 'Navigo Easy': Meet the new Paris Metro card launched today
The Local
The days of the classic cardboard Paris metro ticket are numbered as the French capital launches its version of London’s Oyster Card on Wednesday.

Travelock 2 Smart TSA Fingerprint Lock is approved for air travel
Gadget Flow (blog)
The Travelock 2 Smart TSA Fingerprint Lock will make your next flight a breeze. This TSA-approved lock uses 360° fingerprint recognition. This means ...

Who, Where, Why and When? Using Smart Card and Social Media Data to Understand Urban ...
MDPI
This study describes the integration and analysis of travel smart card data (SCD) with points of interest (POIs) from social media for a case study in ...

Arriva Chester buses to offer contactless card payments
The Chester Standard
All buses will feature the option to pay for their fares by contactless debit card or via Apple or Google Pay, in addition to the traditional methods of coin ...

Developing cross-border ticketing in public transport networks
Intelligent Transport
While borders are less and less noticed when travelling by car, they still have a huge impact on cross-border public transport. However, as Dominik Elsmann and Julia Quitmann from Aachener Verkehrsverbund GmbH (AVV) explain, the digital age is making cross-border travel simple and seamless.

Richard Leonard: give Glasgow a London-style system for public transport fares
inews.co.uk
Transport for London allows passengers to use Oyster smart-cards and contactless payment across the Underground, buses, trams and rail networks.

Masabi Brings Contactless Tap and Ride Ticketing to Cities of Any Size and Budget with New Multi-Format Scanning Device
Masabi PR
Masabi, the company bringing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ticketing and payments to public transport, today launched the Justride Validator - a feature rich multi-format ticket validation device for buses and trams, designed by Masabi so passengers can simply tap a contactless payment card, linked smartcard or mobile device to travel, without needing to purchase a ticket or understand fares. The device makes Account Based Ticketing (ABT) affordable for transport authorities of any size…

Arriva buses go contactless across Cheshire and Greater Manchester
Winsford Guardian
ARRIVA is launching contactless payments on its bus services tomorrow, Sunday. As of Sunday, June 9, Arriva passengers across Cheshire and ...

Plan for card payments on Sheffield's tram network still not rolled out
The Star
He highlighted how over the past 12 months both First and Stagecoach buses across Sheffield have rolled out contactless payments but Supertram, ...

Gautrain will let passengers tap their bank card to pay for trips
MyBroadband
At the end of 2017, Bombela implemented a pilot programme for using contactless bank cards on the Gautrain and linked services. The programme ...

UK: TravelMaster Smart Tickets to go paperless from 30th June
Railpro.co.uk
Customers purchasing flexible and value-for-money TravelMaster tickets that are valid on rail services will no longer need a paper counterpart to use their ticket for train travel in South Yorkshire. From Sunday June 30th TravelMaster’s smart tickets will go completely digital as Ticket Vending Machines stop issuing customers with paper counterparts for tickets that are valid on trains. Instead rail ticket inspectors will use smartphones to check the validity of a ticket on a customer’s smart card.

Australia: New public transport ticket system expected to rake in $8 billion
Brisbane Times
A new ticketing system that would allow people to tap on to public transport with smartphones and bank cards will rake in more than half a billion dollars a year in fare revenue.

UK: TravelMaster Smart Tickets to go paperless from 30th June
Railpro.co.uk
Customers purchasing flexible and value-for-money TravelMaster tickets that are valid on rail services will no longer need a paper counterpart to use their ticket for train travel in South Yorkshire. From Sunday June 30th TravelMaster’s smart tickets will go completely digital as Ticket Vending Machines stop issuing customers with paper counterparts for tickets that are valid on trains. Instead rail ticket inspectors will use smartphones to check the validity of a ticket on a customer’s smart card.

Australia: New public transport ticket system expected to rake in $8 billion
Brisbane Times
A new ticketing system that would allow people to tap on to public transport with smartphones and bank cards will rake in more than half a billion dollars a year in fare revenue.

NYC subway riders will be able to tap in with a smartphone starting Friday at some stations
Brinkwire (press release)
Then, users just hold their iPhone or Android phone near one of the contactless readers until it lights up green with the word 'Go,' then they can ...

IATA unanimously resolves to speed adoption of One ID for biometric air travel
BiometricUpdate
… The resolution calls for airlines, airports, government authorities, and other stakeholders to work together on the implementation of a paperless passenger process utilizing biometrics. The organization noted in proposing the resolution that up to 40 percent of terminal space could be freed up with biometric deployment.

How to use Apple Wallet Contactless Tickets
Ascot Racecourse
A contactless ticket is a digital pass that can be stored within the Wallet app on your iPhone and Apple Watch and be used to enter Ascot Racecourse ...
(Nothing to it…um… Confus-Ed.)

UK: Virgin Trains promises new app that could save passengers £1bn
The Independent
…Virgin Trains claims that the app will automatically calculate the best fare, retrospectively, in the same way that Transport for London’s Oyster card delivers savings for travellers in the capital.

Fitbit Pay now works on London public transport
Tech Advisor
In fact, Fitbit users can now use Fitbit Pay as contactless fare payment at seven major transit systems around the world, including New York MTA One ...

Voyego signs deal with Aer Lingus to allow new forms of payment
Irish Times
Irish technology company Voyego has signed a deal with Aer Lingus that will see it work on a new payments hub platform with the airline, allowing it to accept alternative forms of payment such as Apple Pay or Avios loyalty points. …“In this new digital environment airlines must provide passengers with their preferred payment methods, such as Apple Pay, that work seamlessly on ...

Arriva passengers can use 'contactless payments'
St Helens Star
ARRIVA passengers in St Helens are now able to buy their bus tickets using contactless payments. Following a multi-million pound investment across ...

New Logan Airport Technology Aims To Speed Up Security With Eye, Fingerprint Scans
CBS Boston The system, called Clear, uses biometrics including eye and fingerprint scans. The new program is launching in Terminal A first. Travelers will see the ...
(Peepers and dabs: that should speed things along: and it costs you $179 a year for the privilege of queueing for hours. Still, think of all that lovely biometric data the benign, democratic western government is collecting. Ed.)

…and it all creates new jobs for the boys: (Ed.)