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Taiwan: Operator and Bank Launch Trial as Prelude to Commercial Launches on Island Taiwan Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: Residents Tap Phones With Mobile Door Keys Taipei
Farglory Realty (door access control)
Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass and EasyCash e-purse)
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard transit)
Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: Small 3G Telco Introduces Contactless SIM Taipei
United Bank of Taiwan (Visa payWave)
EasyCard Corp.(EasyCard )
Vibo
Taiwan: Taiwan’s No. 1 Telco To Trial SIM-based NFC Wallet Taipei
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard)
Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Chunghwa Telecom (employee ID)
Chunghwa Telecom (membership card)
Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: Telco to Launch Multiapplication NFC Trial with Help from Conglomerate Parent Taiwan
Far Eastern International Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Taiwan Cooperative Bank (expected, MasterCard PayPass)
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard)
Far Eastern Group (Happy Go)
Dante Coffee (Dante e-card)
Kaohsiung Rapid Transit (I-Pass)
Far EasTone
Taiwan: Transit Card Operator Trials Bridge Technology Taipei EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard) N/A
Taiwan: Transit Ticketing With EasyCard Taipei EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard) Chunghwa Telecom
Thailand: Bangkok Bank Holds Small payWave Trial Bangkok Bangkok Bank (Visa payWave) AIS
Thailand: Bank and Telco Hold Follow-Up NFC Trial Bangkok Kasikornbank (Visa payWave) AIS
Thailand: Bank Launches Mobile payWave Trial Bangkok Kasikornbank (Visa payWave) None
Thailand: Closed-Loop Payment Test In Bangkok Bangkok Payzy (e-purse) N/A
Thailand: Telco Issues Contactless SIMs for e-Money and Other Services Bangkok True Group (TrueMoney, other) TrueMove
Turkey: Akbank And Turkcell hold M-Payment Trial Istanbul Akbank (MasterCard PayPass) Turkcell
Turkey: Bank and Telco to Launch M-Payment with Flex-Antenna SIM Istanbul, other cities Garanti Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Avea
Turkey: Group Plans Multibank NFC Trial with Multiple Secure Elements Istanbul, other cities
Isbank (Visa payWave)
DenizBank (Visa payWave)
Finansbank (Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass)
Halk Bankası (Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass)
VakıfBank (Visa payWave)
Ziraat Bankası (Visa payWave)
Avea
Turkey: Large Telco and Bank Launch M-Payment with iPhone Attachment Turkey Yapı Kredi (Visa payWave) Turkcell
Turkey: Small Mobile-Payment Pilot Stores Application on SIM Istanbul Garanti Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Turkcell
Turkey: Turkcell Continues Rollout of NFC Services with More Banks, Phones Istanbul, other cities
Yapı Kredi (MasterCard PayPass)
Garanti (MasterCard PayPass)
Akbank (MasterCard PayPass)
Bank Asya (KGS toll-collection)
DenizBank (MasterCard PayPass)
Finansbank (MasterCard PayPass-expected)
Sanliurfa city transit (Urfakart Mifare application)
Turkcell
Turkey: Visa and Akbank to Launch Trial of Contactless microSDs Istanbul Akbank (Visa payWave) N/A
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.: Bank of America launches Second M-Payment Trial with microSD Cards Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Charlotte, Dallas Bank of America (Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass) N/A
U.S.: Bank Runs Internal payWave Trial San Francisco Wells Fargo (Visa payWave)
U.S.: Citi Taps For Subway Fares in NYC New York Citi (MasterCard PayPass) Cingular (now AT&T)
U.S.: Citi To Launch Contactless Sticker Rollout United States Citi (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
U.S.: Dallas Trial Tests One of the First OTA Downloads Dallas Peoples Bank of Paris, Texas (MasterCard PayPass) Speak Out Wireless

HEADLINE NEWS

‘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.

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.