Buses – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:04:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png Buses – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Visa CEO forecasts ‘significant contactless growth’ in the US https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/11/05/358451/visa-ceo-forecasts-us-contactless-growth/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:46:42 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58451 “The US market is poised for significant contactless growth over the coming year,” Visa CEO Alfred F Kelly has told analysts. “We expect that there will be over 100m Visa contactless cards issued in the United States by the end of 2019.” “On the issuing side, several of our largest clients will begin issuing contactless […]

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Alipay demonstrates offline QR payments for public transport fares https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/10/23/358411/alipay-demonstrates-offline-qr-payments-for-public-transport-fares/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:38:41 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58411 Alipay has shown off a QR code-based payment system designed for public transit that can process transactions even when both the commuter’s device and the terminal are offline. The company’s EasyGo service supports ‘dual offline’ payment functionality to allow payments to be completed even if network quality is poor, reports ComputerWorld HK, with payments taking […]

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NJ Transit to add support for NFC payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/10/01/358162/nj-transit-to-add-support-for-nfc-payments/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 10:11:22 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58162 “More than 500 ticket vending machines, 200 platform validators and 65 fare gates will be refreshed to accept payments via mobile phones and contactless bank cards. Conduent will also add 2,500 validators on buses so riders can easily tap on to validate or pay their fare.”

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Xiaomi to ship $29 fitness tracker with support for Mi Pay NFC payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/09/11/357991/xiaomi-to-ship-29-fitness-tracker-with-support-for-mi-pay-nfc-payments/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:30:21 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57991 “The company has officially confirmed that it will begin the sales of the Mi Band 3 NFC edition starting from Sept 19 with a price tag of 199 Yuan (US$29 approx)… Apart from supporting contactless payment POS terminals enabled with NFC, the Mi Band 3 NFC version will support city bus card payments in [as] […]

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DART opens up its transit ticketing app to private transportation operators https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/07/06/357507/dart-opens-up-its-transit-ticketing-app-to-private-transportation-operators/ Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:44:30 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57507 “Dallas transit riders can do much more than purchase bus or train tickets with the region’s GoPass app. Riders can now use it to book a ride with Uber or Lyft, and will soon be able to schedule other modes of getting around, such as renting a bike on one of the city’s five bike-share […]

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Sydney’s public transport operator integrates on-demand transit service into its ticketing system https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/06/29/357459/sydneys-public-transport-operator-integrates-on-demand-transit-service-into-its-ticketing-system/ Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:16:25 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57459 “Transport for NSW has expanded its OpalPay payment method to allow the first on-demand public transport operators to tap into the Opal card system… The payment method will now expand to on-demand public transport services operated by Transit Systems in Sydney’s Inner West. The on-demand service, which will launch new week, is the latest in […]

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Adidas produces limited edition sneakers with a built-in transit pass https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/02/05/356393/adidas-produces-limited-edition-sneakers-built-transit-pass/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:28:09 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=56393 “The sneaker bearing the design of seat covers on Berlin’s U-Bahn trains that has an annual ticket sewn into its flap was priced at only €180. An annual BVG ticket costs upwards of €761… The sneakers are valid until the end of 2018 as a ticket on Berlin U-bahn (subways), trams, buses and ferries — […]

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Alipay reports mobile payments adoption stats https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/01/04/356053/alipay-reports-mobile-payments-adoption-stats/ Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:21:08 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=56053 “New data from Alipay show 82% of the transactions on its platform in 2017 were made through mobile devices, mostly smart phones. This ratio is said to be an all-time high… There were 520m Alipay users in China, or around 37% of the country’s population, in 2017… More than 40m small retailers across China, according […]

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Boston to introduce NFC and contactless transit ticketing https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/11/21/355666/boston-introduce-nfc-contactless-transit-ticketing/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:32:35 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=55666 “The MBTA on Monday moved towards overhauling its fare collection system to eliminate cash from its trolleys and buses and to give riders the ability to pay onboard with a credit card or smartphone… Riders will no longer be able to pay with cash on buses or the Green Line, eliminating transactions that cause delays […]

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New York City to get NFC mobile ticketing from 2019 https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/10/24/355229/new-york-city-get-nfc-mobile-ticketing-2019/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:13:58 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=55229 “The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board took its first step on Monday to retire the MetroCard and bring technology to let people “tap” their way through turnstiles and onto buses… Transit passengers in 2019 will be able to tap their way using a bank card or smartphone on 500 turnstiles and 600 buses, plus load up […]

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