Project Citysort icon Service Provider Mobile Operator
Spain: Orange Trials NFC Transit Ticketing in Malaga Malaga EMT (transit fare collection) France Telecom-Orange Spain
Malaysia: Telco Plans to Launch iPhone-Based Fare Payment Malaysia Touch ‘n Go (Touch 'n Go) Maxis
UK: Orange Kicks Off Small NFC Stadium Ticketing Trial Manchester Manchester City Football Club (stadium ticketing) France Telecom-Orange UK
Philippines: Nokia Modifies 6131 To Handle SIM-Based Payment for Trial Manila Bank de Oro (MasterCard PayPass) Smart Communications
Australia: Commonwealth Bank And MasterCard Tee Up First Aussie NFC Trial Melbourne Commonwealth Bank (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
Australia: Telstra and NAB Hold Pay-Buy Mobile Trial Melbourne and Sydney National Australia Bank (Visa payWave) Telstra
Australia: Visa and ANZ Bank Launch Small Internal Trial of microSD Cards Melbourne and Sydney ANZ bank (Visa payWave) N/A
Italy: TIM And Transit Agency To Expand Trial in Milan Milan Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (transit fare collection) 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 Wallet Remains Small, Though More Projects By Italian Telcos, Banks Planned Milan Intesa Sanpaolo (Visa payWave) Telecom Italia
Italy: Large Italian Bank Distributes NFC Phones for SIM-based NFC Payment Trial Milan and Turin Banca Intesa Sanpaolo (MasterCard PayPass) Nòverca (MVNO)
U.S.: U.S. Bank to Test Contactless microSD Card with payWave Onboard Minneapolis (likely), other cities U.S. Bank (Visa payWave) N/A
Netherlands: Trial Returns Favorable Response For M-Payment and Bottle Refunds Molenaarsgraaf
Rabobank (debit payment)
Schuitema (Bottle return refunds)
KPN
Rabo Mobiel
Russia: Large Telco and Transit Operator Test SIMs with Flexible Antennas Moscow Moscow Metro (Mifare) MTS
Russia: Airport Shuttle Service and Mobile Operators Trial NFC Ticketing Moscow Aeroexpress (airport shuttle tickets)
MegaFon
MTS
Vimpelcom
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
France: Children’s Clothing Retailer Launches Contactless Sticker Rollout Nationwide Tape à l'Oeil (store loyalty) N/A
Netherlands: Home-Healthcare Providers Deploy NFC Netherlands
Meavita (home healthcare work monitoring and communication)
Other home health care providers
Various
Netherlands: Rabobank First Dutch Bank to Launch NFC Commercially; Shuns SIMs for Embedded Chips Netherlands Rabobank (contactless debit application) N/A
U.S.: Citi Taps For Subway Fares in NYC New York Citi (MasterCard PayPass) Cingular (now AT&T)
U.S.: Large American Bank to Test Contactless Payment with microSDs New York Bank of America (Visa payWave) N/A
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.: 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)
Sprint
U.S. Cellular
Virgin Mobile USA (MVNO owned by Sprint)
New Zealand: Westpac Launches HCE Trial, Plans Commercial Launch in Early 2015 New Zealand Westpac New Zealand (MasterCard PayPass) N/A

HEADLINE NEWS

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.