Project Citysort icon Service Provider Mobile Operator
U.S: Tiny Trial Tests Transit Ticketing Boston
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (CharlieCard)
MasterCard PayPass
Belgium: Belgacom Tests Contactless ‘PingPing’ Stickers for Meal Tickets Brussels
Belgacom (PingPing payment)
Accord Services (meal vouchers)
Romania: Dutch Bank Tests Prepaid Payment Bucharest ING (MasterCard PayPass) Various
France: Dual-City Payez-Mobile Trial Tests Interoperability (Caen) Caen
BNP Paribas
Crédit Mutuel-CIC
Société Générale
Crédit Agricole
Banque Postal
Caisse d’Epargne
Banques Populaires
(All with contactless debit with Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass)
France Telecom-Orange
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile (MVNO)
France: Orange Holds Early Multiapplication Trial Caen
LaSer (Cofinoga private-label store credit)
Vinci Park (parking access)
city of Caen (tourist information)
France Telecom-Orange
France: Visa Europe to Launch Another microSD Trial in NFC Demo City Caen Crédit Agricole (Visa payWave) N/A
France: Early Trial Tests M-Ticketing In Nice Cagne-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-du-Var Veolia Transport (transit ticketing) France Telecom-Orange
UK: Telco Orange and Bus Operator Trial NFC Transit Tickets Cambridgeshire Stagecoach (ITSO) Orange UK (Everything Everywhere)
UPDATED: Canada: CIBC Expands NFC-Payments Service to All Three Major Telcos Canada Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) (MasterCard PayPass, Visa payWave)
Rogers Communications (Nov. 2012)
Telus Mobility (Feb. 2014)
Bell Mobility (June 2014)
Canada: RBC Commercially Launches NFC Payments Using Cloud-SIM Hybrid Canada RBC, Royal Bank of Canada
Bell Mobility
Rogers Wireless (expected)
Telus Mobility (expected)
Japan: No. 2 Telco Holds NFC Trial with PayPass Application Chiba Orico (MasterCard PayPass) KDDI
Japan: Softbank Mobile Plans Trial with Flex-SIM Device in Android Phone Chiba
Orico (MasterCard PayPass)
Credit Saison (MasterCard PayPass)
Softbank Mobile
U.S.: Early Trial Pairs Discover With Motorola Chicago Discover Financial Services (Zip) N/A
U.S.: Discover Pursues Contactless-Mobile Strategy With Sticker Trial Chicago and Salt Lake City 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
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 Merchants Bank Launches Payment on Samsung Embedded Chips China China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass)
China: Dual-Interface SIMs Enable Fare Payment in Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Yucheng Transportation Card Co. (cqpass) China Unicom (Chongqing)
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: Visa and Czech Telco Announce M-Payments Project with Galaxy S III Czech Republic Komerční bank (Visa payWave) Telefónica 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
U.S.: Dallas Trial Tests One of the First OTA Downloads Dallas Peoples Bank of Paris, Texas (MasterCard PayPass) Speak Out Wireless
Qatar: Bank and Telco Trial PayPass, with Plans for Expansion Doha Qatar National Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Qtel
Germany: Telco and Bank Launch Trial of PayPass Credit Applet; Larger Launches Expected Dortmund Dortmunder Volksbank/WGZ Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Telefónica (O2) Germany


Exclusive: Share of Contactless Rides Paid for with Apple Pay and other Pays Wallets in Manchester More than Doubles in Two Years

Transport for Greater Manchester in the UK is the latest transit agency seeing substantial growth of contactless open-loop fare payments from NFC mobile wallets–with the percentage of its contactless tram trips paid for with Apple Pay, Google Pay and other Pays services more than doubling over the past two years, NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments has learned.

Fifth Transit Agency to Conduct Open-Loop Payments Trial, Testing California’s ‘Mobility Marketplace’

California transit agency Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District said it plans to launch a pilot of contactless open-loop payments in early 2022, as it seeks to increase customer convenience and reduce use of cash on board its buses, NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments has learned.

In-Depth: Contactless Transactions Soar, but Transport for London Affirms that Oyster Will Remain Payments Option

Contactless open-loop payments have surged in recent months for Transport for London, returning to their steep growth trajectory before the pandemic, and now account for 70% of all pay-as-you-go, or PAYG, trips on the London Underground and two-thirds of PAYG trips on buses. And contactless has surpassed 50% of all trips–including those made with season tickets (see chart below).

Transport for London to Offer Weekly Fare Capping with Oyster Cards; Move Expected to Drive Even More Riders to Pay as You Go

In a move expected to make Transport for London’s pay-as-you-go model even more dominant and further erode support for season tickets and other period travel passes, the agency today said it will i

Sydney Transit Official: Opal Card Not Going Away, Despite Growth of Contactless

Sydney-based Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, has no plans to phase out or de-emphasize its closed-loop Opal card, despite strong adoption of contactless open-loop

Dallas Latest City in U.S. to Accept Open-Loop Fare Payments

Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, has become the latest transit agency in the U.S. to accept contactless open-loop payments, joining just four other U.S. agencies that support the technology, not counting small open-loop pilots happening in California.

While Interest is Growing in Going Cashless in U.S., Few Agencies have Accomplished the Feat So Far

The Greater Dayton RTA, which this month stopped accepting paper passes and tickets, will hit its Nov. 1 deadline to go completely cashless on board its vehicles, an agency representative confirmed to Mobility Payments.

Germany’s Largest Transit Operator Continues with Large Open-Loop Pilot on Buses; No Decision Yet on Rollout

Germany’s largest transit operator, BVG, said its pilot of contactless EMV payments extends to all of its nearly 1,500 buses, and the company has eliminated cash acceptance on board the vehicles, a spokesman confirmed to Mobility Payments. But officials in Berlin have not yet decided whether to make the contactless payments service permanent, he added.

Fairtiq App Sees Rising Usage as Covid-Era Riders Demand More ‘Touchless’ and PAYG Fare Options

Switzerland-based start-up Fairtiq said transactions for its fare-payments technology have more than double since February, as Covid-wary riders continue to seek what they consider to be more hygienic payments methods, as well as more pay-as-you-go options.

‘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.

Apple's Digital Driver’s License Initiative Not Only One Progressing in U.S.

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Eight U.S. states will soon allow residents to store a digital version of their driver’s license or state identification card in the Apple Wallet, the tech giant announced, noting that the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, will accept the digital ID at airport security checkpoints and lanes. 

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.