Projectsort icon City Service Provider Mobile Operator
U.S.: U.S. Bank Tests PayPass Spokane U.S. Bank (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
U.S.: Trial Tests Payment and Content Downloads at Stadium Atlanta JPMorgan Chase (Visa contactless credit) Cingular (now AT&T)
U.S.: Small Telco, Handset Maker Trial NFC Jackson and Memphis Bank of America (MasterCard PayPass) Cellular South
U.S.: Nokia and New York Transit Authority to Test Tag-based Ticketing New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Long Island Rail Road) (Network-based ticket) N/A
U.S.: NFC-Enabled Magazine Print Ad Lets Users ‘Test Drive’ Dashboard App Service NYC, N. Calif., LA, Boston, Md., Wash., D.C., Dallas, Austin, S. Florida Wired magazine (Lexus advertisement) N/A
U.S.: Multiapp Trial Involves Transit Agency, Fast-Food Restaurant San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART transit application), Jack in the Box (stored-value payment via First Data, smart poster service) Sprint
U.S.: M-payment Start-up Moves to Contactless Stickers Rexburg, Idaho Citizens Community Bank (closed-loop payment) (current phase) N/A
U.S.: Large American Bank to Test Contactless Payment with microSDs New York Bank of America (Visa payWave) N/A
U.S.: Isis to Launch First Pilot with Transit and Payment in Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, Austin
JPMorgan Chase
Capital One
American Express
Barclaycard US
Utah Transit Authority
AT&T (Isis)
Verizon Wireless (Isis)
T-Mobile USA (Isis)
U.S.: Internal Trial Attempts PayPass Downloads Wilmington Bank of America (MasterCard PayPass)
U.S.: HSBC Tests NFC With Internal Pilot New York and Chicago HSBC U.S. credit card unit (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
U.S.: Google Launches NFC Wallet to Deliver Payment and Offers New York and San Francisco, other cities
Citigroup (MasterCard PayPass)
Google (Google Prepaid card, PayPass)
The Bancorp Bank (issues virtual prepaid card used for cloud-based payment)
Google (Google Offers)
U.S. Cellular
Virgin Mobile USA (MVNO owned by Sprint)
U.S.: Google Expands NFC-Enabled Places Service Portland, Austin, Las Vegas, Madison, Charlotte Google (Google Places) N/A
U.S.: Go-Tag Sticker Gets C-Store Debut Pennsylvania and other locations First Data (Visa payWave through MetaBank) N/A
U.S.: Fast-food Chain Tests Contactless Loyalty Stickers Rochester, Indiana Dairy Queen (Tetherball loyalty program) N/A
U.S.: Early Trial Pairs Discover With Motorola Chicago Discover Financial Services (Zip) N/A
U.S.: Early Test In Texas Is Prelude To More Trials Irving, Texas JPMorgan Chase (MasterCard PayPass) AT&T Wireless
U.S.: Discover Pursues Contactless-Mobile Strategy With Sticker Trial Chicago and Salt Lake City Discover Financial Services (Zip) N/A
U.S.: Discover Launches Contactless Zip Stickers United States Discover Financial Services (Zip) N/A
U.S.: Discover Financial to Trial iPhone Attachment with Employees Chicago and Salt Lake City Discover Financial Services (Zip) N/A
U.S.: Dallas Trial Tests One of the First OTA Downloads Dallas Peoples Bank of Paris, Texas (MasterCard PayPass) Speak Out Wireless
U.S.: Citi To Launch Contactless Sticker Rollout United States Citi (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
U.S.: Citi Taps For Subway Fares in NYC New York Citi (MasterCard PayPass) Cingular (now AT&T)
U.S.: Bank Runs Internal payWave Trial San Francisco Wells Fargo (Visa payWave)
U.S.: Bank of America launches Second M-Payment Trial with microSD Cards Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Charlotte, Dallas Bank of America (Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass) N/A


Australian Transit Agency to Launch Mobility-as-a-Service Trial as It Pursues Long-Term MaaS Strategy

Plans by Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, to launch a trial enabling users to plan, book and pay for multimodal rides is the next step toward the agency’s long-ter

Updated: U.S. Transit Agency Seeks to Reduce–Though Not Eliminate–Cash Acceptance with New Fare-Collection System

Updated: The Spokane Transit Authority in Washington state confirmed that its new fare-collection system will include contactless open-loop payments–with a beta test planned for next October, a spokesman told NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments.

UK Government Seeks to Bring London-Style Contactless Fare Payments System to Other Regions

The UK government’s plan to equip 700 rail stations over the next three years to accept contactless open-loop payments is a major initiative, as it seeks to replicate the success of London’s contactless pay-as-you go fare payments system elsewhere in the country–a goal that has proved elusive in the past.

More Cities in Finland Expected to Move to Open-Loop Fare Payments

A fourth city in Finland is beginning to roll out contactless open-loop payments, with “more in the pipeline,” according to one supplier on the project, making the Nordic country one of the latest hotspots for the technology.

Moscow Metro Expands Test of ‘Virtual Troika’ in Pays Wallets, as It Continues to Develop Digital-Payments Services

Moscow Metro is recruiting more users to test its “Virtual Troika” card in two NFC wallets, those supporting Google Pay and Samsung Pay, as one of the world’s largest subway operators continues to seek more ways for its customers to pay for rides.

Ohio Transit Agency Expects Significant Revenue Loss as it Builds Equity with Fare Capping

The Central Ohio Transit Authority, or COTA, officially launched its new digital-payments service Monday, including a fare-capping feature that the agency estimates will cost it $1.8 million per year in lost fare revenue, the agency confirmed to Mobility Payments.

Special Report: Interest Grows in ‘White-Label EMV’ for Closed-Loop Transit Cards

As more transit agencies introduce open-loop fare payments, interest is starting to grow in use of white-label EMV cards that agencies can issue in place of proprietary closed-loop cards for riders who don’t have bank cards or don’t want to use them to pay fares.

Swedish Transit Agency Launches Express Mode Feature for Apple Pay, though Most Ticketing Still with Barcode-Based App

Skånetrafiken, the transit agency serving one of Sweden’s largest counties, announced today it has expanded its contactless open-loop payments service to include the Express Mode feature for Apple Pay.

Major Bus Operators in Hong Kong Now Accepting Open-Loop Payments–Adding More Competition for Octopus

Two more bus operators in Hong Kong on Saturday launched acceptance of open-loop contactless fare payments, with both also accepting QR code-based mobile ticketing–as the near ubiquitous closed-loop Octopus card continues to see more competition.

Moscow Metro Launches Full Rollout of ‘Face Pay;’ Largest Biometric Payments Service of Its Kind

Touting it as the largest rollout of biometric payments in the world, Moscow Metro launched its high-profile “Face Pay” service Friday, as expected, and predicted that 10% to 15% would regularly us

Indonesian Capital Seeks to Expand to Multimodal Fare Collection and MaaS

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, whose metropolitan area is home to more than 30 million people, is notorious for its stifling traffic congestion. In response, the government metro and light-rail networks and now it is funding an expansion of the fare-collection system to enable more multimodal payments and to build a mobility-as-a-service platform.

Exclusive: NFC Wallets Grow as Share of Contactless Fare Payments and Not Only Because of Covid

Transit agencies that have rolled out open-loop contactless payments are seeing growing use of NFC wallets to pay fares, as Covid-wary passengers see convenience in tapping their phones or wearables to pay.