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China Merchants Bank Launches Payment on Samsung Embedded Chips China China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass)
China: Branch of China Mobile Likely To Shun RF-SIM for Project Hangzhou Hangzhou Citizen Card Co. and Hangzhou City 360° Card Co. (local Mifare-based transit payment application) China Mobile (Hangzhou)
China: Card Network UnionPay Holds Trial with Multiple Banks Shanghai
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Bank of China
Bank of Communications
Industrial Bank
Shenzhen Development Bank
(China UnionPay application)
China: China Mobile Launches NFC Service in 14 Cities with UnionPay, Nine Banks China
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (Quick Pass)
China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass)
Bank of China (Quick Pass)
China Everbright Bank (Quick Pass)
China CITIC Bank (Quick Pass)
China Minsheng Banking (Quick Pass)
China Guangfa Bank (Quick Pass)
Bank of Beijing (Quick Pass)
Bank of Shanghai (Quick Pass)
China Mobile (e-cash, Quick Pass)
China Mobile
China: China Telecom Launches SIM-Based NFC Nationwide China
Bank of China (Quick Pass)
CITIC Bank (Quick Pass)
Guangdong Development Bank (Quick Pass)
China Everbright Bank (Quick Pass)
China Postal Savings Bank (Quick Pass)
At least eight others
China Telecom
China: Dual-Interface SIMs Enable Fare Payment in Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Yucheng Transportation Card Co. (cqpass) China Unicom (Chongqing)
China: First NFC Trial In China Tests Transit Purse Xiamen E-Tong Card (Transit fare collection) China Mobile
China: Giant Chinese Telco Launches RF-SIMs For World Expo Shanghai, Beijing, other
China Mobile (ticketing, payment)
Expo 2010 organizers (venue ticketing)
China Mobile
China: NFC Vs. RF-SIM: Unicom and Unicom Take on China Mobile Shanghai
Bank of China (UnionPay-PBOC 2.0 contactless)
Bank of Communications (UnionPay-PBOC 2.0 contactless )
China Unicom (Shanghai)
China: No. 3 Mobile Operator Rolls Out SIMs with Flexible Antennas Nanjing and Jiangsu province
Nanjing city (multiapplication)
Nanjing Zhongshan Institute (student ID), Yangzhou Technology Institute (student ID)
China Telecom
China: Trial is First To Test OTA Applet Downloads Shanghai China UnionPay (loyalty)
China: Unicom Announces Planned NFC Payments Launch with Merchants Bank Shanghai China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass) China Unicom
China: Unicom Offers Beijing’s Transit-Payment Service on a SIM Beijing Beijing Municipal Administration and Communications Card Co. (BMAP card) China Unicom (Beijing)
China: Unicom Puts NFC Phone on Sale In Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai transportation authority (transit ticketing) China Unicom
China: UnionPay, Banks Enable NFC Payment from microSD Cards Chongqing, other cities
China Construction Bank (China UnionPay QuickPass)
Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank (QuickPass)
Czech Republic: Bank Offers NFC-enabled iPhone Attachment Prague and Brno Komerční bank (Visa payWave) N/A
Czech Republic: O2 to Launch Trial with Two Banks, Hypermarket Prague and Pilsen
Komerční bank (Visa payWave)
Citibank Europe (Visa payWave)
PMDP (transit ticketing)
Telefónica O2 Czech Republic
Czech Republic: T-Mobile Launching Internal Trial with SWP-Enabled Phones Prague T-Mobile (building access), Xerox (print services) T-Mobile Czech Republic
Czech Republic: Telefónica and GE Money Bank Launch NFC Payments Service with PayPass Czech Republic GE Money Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Telefónica Czech Republic
Czech Republic: Telefónica O2 Tests Mifare-Based Transit Pilsen PMDP (transit fare payment) Telefónica O2 Czech Republic
Czech Republic: Visa and Czech Telco Announce M-Payments Project with Galaxy S III Czech Republic Komerční bank (Visa payWave) Telefónica Czech Republic
Finland: Early Nokia NFC Phone Assists With Workforce Management Helsinki Northport (workforce management for airport services) Various
Finland: Internal Trial Tests PayWave Helsinki Luottokunta (Visa payWave) Various
Finland: Northern Exposure to a Variety of NFC Services Oulu City of Oulu (bus ticketing, parking, school attendance, food service for elderly) TeliaSonera
Finland: Small Bus Trial Tests Value Loads Tampere Tampere Public Transportation (Ticketing, transit-bus fare collection) TeliaSonera


‘No Way We were Going to Ask for Half a Billion Dollars…’

Unlike other major transit agencies in the U.S., which have spent hundreds of millions of dollars replacing or upgrading their fare-collection systems, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken a different approach.

UK Bus Operator Go-Ahead Reports Cash Usage has Plummeted Because of Covid, While Contactless Transactions have Surged

The Go-Ahead Group, one of the big five privately owned public bus operators in the UK, said today it has seen cash usage on board the nearly 3,000 buses it runs in England outside of London fall to 23% of transactions, down from 53% three years ago.

Transit Operator Arriva Launches MaaS App in Netherlands; Hints at Expansion to Other European Countries

Arriva, one of the largest private transit operators in Europe, has launched a mobility-as-a-service app in the Netherlands, using white-label software from Israel-based trip-planning app provider

Cal-ITP: Agencies in California Could Hold ‘Several More’ Open-Loop Fare Payments Pilots

The California Integrated Travel Project, or Cal-ITP, is “on track to have at least several more” open-loop pilots or demonstration projects, a spokeswoman for the program told Mobility Payments.

Exclusive: Australia’s Transport for New South Wales Sees ‘Significant Increase’ in Use of Mobile Wallets by Riders

Mobile wallets now make up more than half of all contactless payments for Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, the agency confirmed to Mobility Payments.

Start-Up Aims to Encourage More Taxi Drivers to Accept Bank Cards for Fares in Turkey

A Turkish start-up hopes to entice more taxi drivers to accept contactless credit and debit cards using SoftPOS terminals on Android smartphones, under a scheme being rolled out by the local fintec

Moscow Metro Launches Test of Facial Recognition Fare Payments Ahead of Rollout; Agency Says Masks Can Slow Verification

Moscow Metro announced that it is officially testing facial recognition-based fare payments at turnstiles, with plans to roll out the technology by the end of the year.

Major Transit Agency to Test Virtual Closed-Loop Cards with Google Pay

Aug 8 2021

Moscow Metro is launching a trial of a virtual version of its closed-loop Troika card that will be added to the Google Pay wallet, the agency announced Wednesday.

WMATA in D.C. Rolling Out New Terminals but has No Immediate Plans to Support Open Loop

The Washington (D.C.) Metropolitan Area Transit Authority last month started to replace 1,200 aging fare gates for its 91-station metro system and starting next year will do the same with 20-plus year-old fareboxes on board 1,500 buses, including upgraded readers for its closed-loop SmarTrip cards.

Visa Touts Growth in Contactless, Continues to Push Open-Loop Payments

Visa reported this week that contactless payments continued to climb as a percentage of all face-to-face transactions with its brand, mainly at retail, and among the uses the network is continuing to push for contactless is to pay for transit fares.

MaaS Global CEO: Transit Agencies Should Not Control MaaS Platforms

Sampo Hietanen, founder and CEO of Finland-based MaaS Global, agrees with most other industry experts that public transit should form the “core” of the mobility services on offer in any MaaS app or platform. But he contends that it would be a mistake for the agency itself to control the platform.

Case Study: German City First to Go Live with Check-in/be-out System in Country

Despite the growing popularity of contactless, NFC and QR-code technologies for electronic fare-collection, some transit agencies are experimenting with other technologies to collect fares.