TCF News

Updated on 8th January 2021

Report: Apple in talks to bring Apple Pay to Paris Metro
What you need to know. A report says Apple may have reached an agreement with Île-de-France-Mobilités to bring Apple Pay to the Paris Metro.

Payzone agrees contract with National Express
Talking Retail: submitted by PZBP
National Express West Midlands is the leading bus operator in the area, serving more than 1 million passengers each day, and retailers are being encouraged to prepare for a possible increase in demand for ticketing services as restrictions on travel in parts of England is lifted over Christmas. …Simon Lambert, commercial director for Payzone Bill Payments, said: “This is an exciting and innovative new solution which will expand our transport ticketing portfolio in the region, in addition to our current Smartcard offering. National Express operates over 2000 vehicles in the region and we are delighted to be able to offer flexibility to passengers when it comes to purchasing their tickets for any future travel.”

New mobile payments system launched on buses in Lancaster
Intelligent Transport
... (RRTA), which runs buses in the Pennsylvania city of Lancaster, has unveiled a new, contactless mobile payment option for its customers this week.

How Contactless Mobile Scanning Restores Passenger Confidence
A speedy, frictionless and contactless trip through the airport is the key to rebuilding traveler confidence. In the current tough conditions, the appetite for ...

Cubic and MTA OMNY Rollout Complete Across All 472 New York City Subway Stations
Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has fully deployed the OMNY contactless payment system across all of New York City. Every New York City bus and all 472 subway stations across all five boroughs are now OMNY-enabled.

Modernising the world's rail networks with IoT and Siemens Mobility
That's the view of Gerhard Kress, VP, Internet of Things Platform at Siemens Mobility. As a data leader, Kress is driving the deployment of data services ...

Amazon Hub Lockers for Thameslink and Great Northern Train Passengers
... barcode at the locker allowing for contactless pickup. Amazon Hub Lockers are installed at these Thameslink railway stations (with more to follow):-.

Delivery Manager - Transport - Smart Ticketing
Computer Futures
This will be to work on their Smart Ticketing Programme therefore being familiar and proficient with the ITSO. As well as this, you will be working on their ...

Citi launches contactless Citi Fleet Card in the UK and Europe
Seeking Alpha
The solution combines a contactless-enabled card with an award-winning mobile app by The Miles Consultancy and is currently available in 24 ...

2020 Review: The Transit Industry Rises to the Challenge and Looking Ahead to 2021
… As we look to 2021, with breakthroughs such as vaccines hopefully signalling a turning of the corner on Covid, we wanted to reflect on the developments agencies we are working with have made during 2020 and the trends we are seeing as they focus on plans to safely bring riders back during 2021.

IATA unveils key design elements of IATA Travel Pass
Convenience and biosafety will be enhanced with integration into contactless travel processes. The ICAO CART recommendations for biosafety ...

The big change coming to the London Underground that could make life very difficult for some
Buying an individual ticket to go on the Tube in Zone 1 for example costs £4.90 while it costs £2.40 to pay for it on your contactless or Oyster card.

Las Vegas Transit System Allows Riders to Purchase Contactless Mobile Tickets with Cash
Masabi PR
Las Vegas’ transit authority, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) to public transit, today announced that riders can now use cash to buy bus passes on the rideRTC mobile ticketing app by depositing funds into their account at nearly 350 convenient locations across Las Vegas, and at thousands of locations throughout Nevada and nationwide.

Antelop lets banks securely display customers’ digital cards on their mobile phones
Antelop Solutions has launched a Secure Interface solution that enables banks to provide their customers with the ability to securely display sensitive digital card information on their mobile phones. 

Facial recognition can help re-start post-pandemic travel. Here's how to limit the risks
World Economic Forum
The contactless technology is seen as a key measure being increasingly used by transport companies to address passenger fears about virus ...

Say hello to tap and go on G:link with Smart Ticketing [Oz]
You can now trial Smart Ticketing by tapping on and off using a go card, Mastercard or American Express contactless debit or credit card, smartphone or ...

Interview with Philippe Vappereau, Chairman at Calypso Networks Association
Rail Professional
All contactless ticketing requires very fast and secure transactions and during this period we have seen applications put together very quickly using QR ...

Passenger PR
UK transport technology company Passenger can now host Automatic Vehicle Location data for Bus Open Data Service through their open data hub.

Cubic's Smart Ticketing Technology Now Available Across Gold Coast Light Rail [Oz]
Business Wire
Cubic's Smart Ticketing Technology Now Available Across Gold Coast Light Rail. Cubic Transportation Systems continues expansion of contactless ...

Amsterdam buses and trams to get mobile, contactless and QR payments
NFC World
Passengers using public transportation in the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam will soon be able to pay their fares using a contactless debit or credit ...

Mastercard, Transport for NSW to bring contactless payments to transport users in Australia
The Paypers
... develop, and deploy customised prepaid digital payment solutions, delivering contactless tra nsit payments to riders. Transport for NSW customers ...

DfT director concedes Bus Strategy must halt 'vicious decline'
Transport Network
The upcoming National Bus Strategy must reverse the 'vicious circle of decline' that the sector faces, the Department for Transport's director of local transport has said.

What can transport ticketing learn from the single-source crisis in telecoms?
CAN via iseepr
…Philippe Vappereau, the chairman of open-source ticketing standards organisation, CNA, argues that the troubles we are now witnessing in the telecoms world provide yet another demonstration of the crucial importance of open standards and a multisource supply chain – and transport ticketing would do well to take note.

Daon contactless biometrics partnerships for air travel, credit unions expand
Biometric Update
Daon contactless biometrics partnerships for air travel, credit unions expand. Daon COVID authentication app trialed on American Airlines flights to ...

A Tender Notice by MERSEYTRAVEL
Single party framework agreement for the provision of smart card media for Merseytravel Commercial C... A Tender Notice by Merseytravel.

Hong Kong: Octopus adds travel info and P2P NFC transfers to transit wallet
NFC World
Octopus transit card holders in Hong Kong can now use their Octopus App to view travel information and transport services “at a glance” and transfer funds from one card to another via NFC.

The disconnected network: the slow movement of smart cards 

Transport Network
Smart cards are still not universally interoperable across the rail network and a limited number of tickets are available in the format, despite a government pledge that they would be by now.

DfT director concedes Bus Strategy must halt 'vicious decline'
Transport Network
The upcoming National Bus Strategy must reverse the 'vicious circle of decline' that the sector faces, the Department for Transport's (DfT) director of local transport has said.

Tyne and Wear Metro launches mobile ticketing on Android phones
NFC World
“The ticket on the handset emulates the ITSO-compatible Nexus smartcard, Pop, and is instantly recognised by the Metro's ticket gates when the ...
(But not for iPhones…Don’t they have them up there? Ed.)
…more on this: (Ed.)
Nexus launch ITSO on Mobile on the Metro
Tyne and Wear’s passenger transport authority, Nexus is announcing the launch of ITSO on Mobile® across its Metro light railway network. Developed by Yotra, ITSO on Mobile® brings ITSO, the UK’s trusted national smartcard to passengers’ smartphones, using the Google Pay digital wallet platform. Once purchased, a secure ticket is delivered over the air by Yotra’s ticket fulfilment service which is seamlessly integrated with both the operator’s back office and with Google Pay.

Samsung Pay arrives for public transport users in Ile the France region
... transport companies operating in the Paris area and surrounding region. It also enables holders of a Navigo smart card to recharge their pass.