Projectsort icon City Service Provider Mobile Operator
Germany: No. 3 Telco Launches Wallet and Payments Application, Following Rivals Germany E-Plus/Wirecard (MasterCard PayPass) E-Plus (Base)
Germany: Pioneering NFC Transit Ticketing Project Expanded Frankfurt RMV (Transit authority)
Germany: Telco and Bank Launch Trial of PayPass Credit Applet; Larger Launches Expected Dortmund Dortmunder Volksbank/WGZ Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Telefónica (O2) Germany
Germany: Three Telcos Join National Railway In Touch&Travel Project Berlin and other cities Deutsche Bahn and other public transit agencies (transit ticketing)
Vodafone Germany
T-Mobile (phase 2)
Telefónica 02 Germany (phase 2)
Germany: Transit Officials Enable Users to Tap or Scan in New Trial Frankfurt
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund, RMV, (Service discovery)
Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, VGF, (Service discovery)
N/A
Guatemala: Rare Latin American Trial Launches With payWave Guatemala City
Banco Industrial
Banco Uno (Visa payWave)
Hong Kong: Hang Seng Bank and PCCW Launch NFC Service Hong Kong Hang Seng Bank (MasterCard PayPass) PCCW mobile
Hungary: Country’s Largest Bank, OTP, Plans NFC Commercial Launch Hungary
OTP Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
SuperShop (loyalty)
Magyar Telecom (Deutsche Telekom group)
Vodafone Hungary
Telenor Hungary (expected)
Hungary: Magyar Telekom Launches Commercial NFC Service Hungary
OTP Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
SuperShop (loyalty)
InterTicket (event ticketing)
Magyar Telekom (Deutsche Telekom)
Hungary: Telcos and Bank Launch Large Mobile-Wallet Trial Hungary OTP Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Magyar Telekom (T-Mobile)
Telenor Hungary
Vodafone Hungary
India: Citi Goes For Scale With Bangalore Trial Bangalore Citibank (MasterCard PayPass) Vodafone Essar
Indonesia: Dominant Telco To Trial Payment Scheme with RF-SIMs Jakarta Telkomsel (closed-loop payment) Telkomsel
Ireland: Loyalty-Scheme Operator Uses Stickers While Waiting for NFC Ireland Zapa Technology (Zapatag retail loyalty) Various
Italian Bank Launches First V Pay Debit Trial Sondrio, Chiavenna, Morbegno and two other cities Credito Valtellinese (Visa payWave) N/A
Italy: Bank Launches Mobile-Payment Trial with Two Telcos and PayPass Rome Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, BNL (MasterCard PayPass)
Vodafone Italia
Three Italy
Italy: Large Italian Bank Distributes NFC Phones for SIM-based NFC Payment Trial Milan and Turin Banca Intesa Sanpaolo (MasterCard PayPass) Nòverca (MVNO)
Italy: Tapping To Spend Points At Outlet Stores Serravalle, Pocapaglia, Alba and two other cities Miroglio (loyalty) Telecom Italia
Italy: Telecom Italia Launches Large NFC Trial; Likely a Prelude to Rollout Milan
Intesa Sanpaolo (credit application)
Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (transit ticketing)
Telecom Italia
Italy: TIM And Transit Agency To Expand Trial in Milan Milan Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (transit fare collection) Telecom Italia
Italy: TIM Wallet Remains Small, Though More Projects By Italian Telcos, Banks Planned Milan Intesa Sanpaolo (Visa payWave) Telecom Italia
Italy: Transit Ticketing In Trento Trento Trentino Trasporti (transit fare collection) Telecom Italia
Japan: DoCoMo Drives Nationwide Rollout of Contactless Wallet Phones Japan
NTT DoCoMo (iD)
JR East (Mobile Suica)
bitWallet (Edy)
Seven-Eleven (nanaco)
JCB (QUICPay)
McDonald’s (loyalty)
All Nippon Airways (airline check-in, loyalty)
Japan Airlines (airline check-in)
Coca Cola Japan (Cmode—vending purchases)
Yodobashi (camera store—loyalty)
NTT DoCoMo
KDDI
Softbank Mobile
Japan: Google Launching Places Test in Tokyo with Japanese Wallet Phones Tokyo Google (Google Places) N/A
Japan: JCB Holds Internal NFC Test Tokyo JCB (J/Speedy)
Japan: KDDI to Launch Multiapp NFC Trial in 'FeliCa Country' Tokyo
Orico (MasterCard PayPass)
Jibun Bank (m-banking, other)
Credit Saison (PayPass acceptance)
Aiwai Card Services (e-money)
Toho Cinemas (event ticketing)
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines (check-in or boarding, likely)
KDDI or NTT Data (likely) (Japanese contactless driver’s license)
Toyota Motor (automobile services)
Other
KDDI

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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.