Project Citysort icon Service Provider Mobile Operator
UK: Orange UK Tests Transit Ticketing Reading Reading Borough (transit ticketing) France Telecom-Orange UK
France: Orange Holds Small M-Ticketing Trial In Rennes Rennes
Keolis
SNFC (transit fare collection)
Parkeon (parking)
France Telecom-Orange
U.S.: M-payment Start-up Moves to Contactless Stickers Rexburg, Idaho Citizens Community Bank (closed-loop payment) (current phase) N/A
U.S.: Fast-food Chain Tests Contactless Loyalty Stickers Rochester, Indiana Dairy Queen (Tetherball loyalty program) 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
Netherlands: Payter Shutting Down Service Following Large Trial Rotterdam Payter (prepaid account for retail payments, loyalty and parking) Various
Russia: Issue to Launch Payment on Embedded Chips in NFC Phones Russia Tinkoff Credit Systems bank (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
Russia: Bank Launches on Samsung Embedded Chips Following Delay Russia Russian Standard Bank (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
U.S.: Isis to Launch First Pilot with Transit and Payment in Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, Austin
JPMorgan Chase
Capital One
American Express
Barclaycard US
Utah Transit Authority
AT&T (Isis)
Verizon Wireless (Isis)
T-Mobile USA (Isis)
U.S.: Bank Launches Beta Test of microSDs with iPhone Salt Lake City, Utah; Portland, Ore. U.S. Bank (Visa payWave) N/A
U.S.: Multiapp Trial Involves Transit Agency, Fast-Food Restaurant San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART transit application), Jack in the Box (stored-value payment via First Data, smart poster service) Sprint
U.S.: Bank Runs Internal payWave Trial San Francisco Wells Fargo (Visa payWave)
U.S.: Wells Fargo Launches microSD Card Trial with Employees San Francisco Wells Fargo (Visa payWave) N/A
Chile: Telco, Bank Gear Up for NFC Payments Launch Santiago Banco Santander Chile (MasterCard PayPass) Telefónica Chile (Movistar)
Brazil: TIM Brasil and Banco Itaú Launch Small NFC Trial São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Banco Itaú (MasterCard PayPass) TIM Brasil
Brazil: TIM Brasil Launching Second NFC Trial; Commercial Launch Planned São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Banco Bradesco (Visa payWave) TIM Brasil
Brazil: Claro and Two Banks Test PayWave São Paulo, Brasília
Banco Bradesco (Visa payWave)
Banco do Brasil (Visa payWave)
Claro
South Korea: KTF Takes Lead in GSM Association SIM-Payment Push Seoul Shinhan Bank (MasterCard PayPass) KTF
South Korea: SK Telecom Follows Infrared Payment With Contactless Seoul
Korea Smart Card Co. (T-money)
Shinhan Card (Visa payWave) (Earlier, LG Card)
SK Telecom
KT
South Korea: KT Launches NFC Services Commercially, Competitors Follow Seoul
Korea Smart Card Co. (T-money)
Shinhan Card (payWave or PayPass)
Hana Card (payWave or PayPass)
KT
SK Telecom
LG U+
South Korea: SK Telecom Holds Small Flex-Antenna NFC Trial Seoul SK Telecom (information on demand) SK Telecom
Italy: Tapping To Spend Points At Outlet Stores Serravalle, Pocapaglia, Alba and two other cities Miroglio (loyalty) Telecom Italia
China: Trial is First To Test OTA Applet Downloads Shanghai China UnionPay (loyalty)
China: Unicom Puts NFC Phone on Sale In Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai transportation authority (transit ticketing) China Unicom
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)
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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.