Projectsort icon City Service Provider Mobile Operator
Finland: Start-up Seeks to Combine NFC with Social Networking Inside of Venues Tampere 6Starz (6Starz social networking) N/A
France: 'Demonstration' Tests French Cooperative Approach to NFC Nice
Veolia Transport (BPass transit ticketing)
BNP Paribas (Visa payWave)
Crédit Mutel-CIC (PayPass)
Société Generale (likely) (PayPass or Visa payWave)
La Banque Postal (likely) (PayPass or Visa payWave)
University of Nice (student services)
Moneo (Moneo e-purse)
Franprix (couponing)
La croissanterie, Tape à l’œil (loyalty)
France Telecom-Orange
SFR
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile
France: Bank and Telcos Hold Early Test of SIM-Based EMV Payment Strasbourg Crédit Mutuel-CIC (MasterCard PayPass)
NRJ Mobile
SFR
France: Bank Enlists Mickey & Co. To Test M-Payment Paris Crédit Mutuel-CIC bank (contactless payment) NRJ Mobile
France: Bouygues Tests Downloads of Calypso Application in Lab Paris RATP (Navigo/Calyso transit ticketing) Bouygues Telecom
France: Bouygues Tries NFC Transit in Paris Paris
RATP (Navigo)
SNFC (Navigo/Calypso)
Bouygues Telecom
France: Children’s Clothing Retailer Launches Contactless Sticker Rollout Nationwide Tape à l'Oeil (store loyalty) N/A
France: Contactless E-Purse Gets Tryout in Bordeaux Bordeaux
Moneo Payment Solutions (Moneo e-purse)
City of Bordeaux (access to city facilities, information for tags)
France Telecom-Orange
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
SFR
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile (MVNO)
France: Dual-City Payez-Mobile Trial Tests Interoperability (Strasbourg) Strasbourg
Crédit Mutuel-CIC
BNP Paribas
Société Générale
Crédit Agricole
Banque Postal
Caisse d’Epargne
Banques Populaires
(All with contactless debit with Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass)
France Telecom-Orange
SFR
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile (MVNO)
France: Early Trial Tests M-Ticketing In Nice Cagne-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-du-Var Veolia Transport (transit ticketing) France Telecom-Orange
France: French Bank to Launch MicroSD Trial in NFC Showcase Cities Nice, Strasbourg Groupe BPCE (Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne) (Visa payWave) N/A
France: Internal Trial Prelude To Canceled Precommercial Launch Bordeaux Veolia Transport (transit ticket) France Telecom-Orange
France: Merchant to Launch Large Tag-based Mobile-Shopping Trial Paris Groupe Casino (mCasino) N/A
France: Mobile Boarding Passes In Nice Nice
Air France (electronic boarding pass)
Nice Côte d'Azur airport (Club Airport Premier loyalty program)
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: Orange Holds Small M-Ticketing Trial In Rennes Rennes
Keolis
SNFC (transit fare collection)
Parkeon (parking)
France Telecom-Orange
France: Orange Launches Two Early Transit-Ticketing Tests Using SIMs Paris
RATP (transit ticketing)
SNCF (transit ticketing)
France Telecom-Orange
France: SIM-Based Security Passes to Get Test Run at French Airport Blagnac Toulouse-Blagnac airport (airport security pass) France Telecom-Orange
France: Tapping NFC For Ticketing in the Alps Grenoble Transdev (transit tickets) Bouygues Telecom
France: Transit Operator Takes Lead In French NFC Trial Aubagne and Bouches-du-Rhône Region (Dept.) Veolia Transport Various
France: Trial Puts Contactless Version of Moneo E-Purse on Phones Besançon Credit Agricole and BMS (Moneo e-purse)
France: Visa Europe to Launch Another microSD Trial in NFC Demo City Caen Crédit Agricole (Visa payWave) N/A
Germany: Bank Plans Employee Trial with iPhone and microSDs Berlin and Frankfurt Landesbank Berlin (Visa payWave) N/A
Germany: Deutsche Telekom Launches Overdue NFC Wallet, Payments Service Germany
Deutsche Telekom/ClickandBuy
(MasterCard PayPass)
Hit (supermarket coupons)
Edeka (supermarket coupons)
Deutsche Telekom

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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.