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    Mumbai Metro to get Paytm mobile ticketing

    November 17th, 2016

    Commuters on the Mumbai Metro service will soon be able to pay for journeys using mobile payments platform Paytm. “Commuters can install and recharge the Paytm app on their mobiles, switch it on, scan the QR code for identifying Mumbai Metro as the payee and pay the correct amount of fare,” Business Standard reports. “A unique transaction ID will be displayed on the Paytm app and the mobile phone with the ticketing officer at the counter will receive an SMS with the same transaction ID.”

    National Express launches mobile ticketing service

    November 3rd, 2016

    Passengers on National Express bus services across the West Midlands in the UK can now buy monthly travel passes and have them validated directly on their smartphones. The service is making use of Masabi’s JustRide cloud-based mobile ticketing and fare collection system. “As part of the National Express deployment, Masabi will be using Mastercard Payment Gateway Services to enable simple, safe and secure in-app digital payments,” Masabi says. Future updates will enable riders to make payments through Mastercard’s Masterpass digital wallet.

    Face recognition ticketing system unveiled

    October 24th, 2016

    Singapore-based ST Electronics is developing a transport ticketing system that uses facial recognition technology to recognise and charge commuters as they pass through fare gates. The Advance Fare Gate (AFG) “caters to the technology-savvy commuters who embrace cashless payment methods… and the latest modes of mobile payment,” the company says.

    Chicago mobile ticket app hits 1m downloads

    October 21st, 2016

    The Ventra mobile ticketing app introduced by Chicago’s Metra commuter rail service in November 2015 has been downloaded more than one million times and used by passengers to pay for more than US$110m in fares. “The Ventra app truly transformed the way people across Chicago engage with transit each day,” says Matt Cole, president of Ventra app developer Cubic Transportation Systems.

    Gemalto supplies NFC SIMs to Russian carriers for transit ticketing in Moscow

    January 21st, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto is supplying Russian mobile network operators MegaFon and VimpelCom with UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIMs that allow the carriers’ subscribers to board metro trains, trams and buses across Moscow using… More

    Calgary to get mobile ticketing app?

    October 13th, 2015

    Commuters in the Canadian city of Calgary could soon pay for city services using their smartphones. “A Request for Proposals issued last month indicates the city is looking at launching an eTicketing app that would give customers the ability to purchase passes on the go,” Calgary Herald reports. “The app could also potentially allow residents to purchase mobile tickets for city services like swimming at recreation facilities.”

    Russian commuters get NFC mobile ticketing in Moscow

    September 11th, 2015

    Subscribers to Russian mobile network operators MegaFon, Beeline and MTS can now pay for travel on public transport in Moscow using their NFC smartphone. The project has been implemented by the Moscow Department of Transport,… More

    Toronto public transport to get mobile ticketing

    July 13th, 2015

    Commuters in Toronto will be able to pay for and display tickets on their mobile phones using Toronto Transit Commission’s TTCconnect app that is to be integrated with Bytemark’s mobile ticketing platform. The service will be available for use on all TTC public transportation services in the city from this month.

    Mobile tickets launch for Houston buses

    July 2nd, 2015

    Bus users in Houston, Texas will be able to pay for and display tickets on their smartphones after the Metropolitan Transit Authority signed a contract with mobile ticketing specialist GlobeSherpa. “It would take 60 to 90 days to unveil the first phase,” the Houston Chronicle reports. “A second phase would enable riders to … pay with online tools such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet.”

    Half of digital tickets will be bought on mobile by 2019

    April 17th, 2015

    More than one in two digital tickets will be bought using a mobile handset by 2019, Juniper Research has forecast. Global ticket purchases via mobile and desktop devices, including smartphones, tablets and PCs, will reach 32bn in the same period, up from an estimated 16.2bn this year. Findings also reveal that one in three airline boarding passes will be issued via mobile devices by the same year.

    Mobile app just the ticket for Barcelona fans

    February 20th, 2015

    Fans of FC Barcelona are now able to use their smartphones instead of paper tickets to gain access to the Nou Camp stadium. The Spanish club has launched the Mobile Ticket project, a service that… More

    Bluetooth beacons could be just the ticket for UK rail passengers

    February 9th, 2015

    UK rail passengers could soon have their tickets verified automatically as they walk through fare gates at a station, using a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-enabled mobile ticketing app due to be built by Bytemark. The… More

    MassDOT tests mobile tickets

    January 30th, 2015

    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has begun a pilot test of BusPlus, a mobile ticketing service developed by Bytemark that provides customers of intercity private bus operators the ability to purchase and store transit passes on their mobile devices. “To use passes, riders simply show their smartphone screen to bus operators or scan the on-screen barcode upon boarding,” MassDot explains.

    Vinci Park introduces NFC car parking tickets

    January 29th, 2015

    Drivers in the French city of Caen can now tap their NFC phone to terminals in Vinci Park car parks to retrieve a virtual parking ticket, with NFC payments due to be added in future…. More

    Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand

    July 22nd, 2014

    Westpac has begun a host card emulation (HCE) pilot in New Zealand, enabling customers’ credit and debit card details to be securely stored in the cloud and then used at the point of sale to… More

    Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association reports NFC pilot results

    July 7th, 2014

    Participants in The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association’s MobilTarca NFC pilot made 41,000 payments valued at more than 120 million HUF (US$525,000) during the first 12 months of the trial, the association has revealed. Users also… More

    Edinburgh trams use QR codes to validate mobile tickets before boarding

    June 30th, 2014

    The city of Edinburgh’s new tram service is using QR codes placed at tram stops to validate passengers’ mobile tickets before they board. Passengers of Edinburgh Trams can use an app, developed by Corethree, to select,… More

    Ticketmaster adds animated watermarks to mobile tickets

    June 17th, 2014

    Ticketmaster has launched an iPhone app that uses an animated watermark to prove that a mobile ticket is authentic and valid. The app also lets ticket buyers resell tickets they own and transfer tickets to… More

    South Shore Line introduces mobile ticketing for Chicago commuters

    June 5th, 2014

    Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) has partnered with mobile ticketing provider Bytemark to provide travellers on the South Shore Line with a way to purchase and store train tickets on their mobile device. After… More

    Fidesmo unveils NFC ticketing service that stores multiple transit passes on one contactless card

    May 13th, 2014

    Swedish startup Fidesmo has developed a service that lets NFC phone owners replace multiple, physical transport passes with a single contactless card. New funds can be added to each service operator’s “card” on the go using… More

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