Travel and ticketing – 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 Wed, 22 May 2019 12:08:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png Travel and ticketing – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 TriMet rolls out NFC ticketing for iPhone users https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/22/362764/trimet-rolls-out-nfc-ticketing-for-iphone-users/ Wed, 22 May 2019 11:34:46 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62764 “Starting today, riders in the Portland-Vancouver region can add a Hop Fastpass card to Apple Wallet and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to ride TriMet, C-Tran and Portland Streetcar.”

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NFC and contactless transit ticketing to go live in New York City from 31 May https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/21/362756/nfc-and-contactless-transit-ticketing-to-go-live-in-new-york-city-from-31-may/ Tue, 21 May 2019 15:30:27 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62756 “Starting on May 31, 2019, you can use Omny onboard all Staten Island buses and at all subway station entrances on the 4, 5, and 6 lines between Grand Central-42 Street and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. All remaining bus routes, subway stations, and Staten Island Railway locations will be equipped by late 2020. You will be […]

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Ticketmaster to roll out NFC ticketing for iPhones and Apple Watches ‘later this year’ https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/20/362739/ticketmaster-to-roll-out-nfc-ticketing-for-iphones-and-apple-watches-later-this-year/ Mon, 20 May 2019 12:08:25 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62739 Ticketmaster customers will be able to add contactless tickets to Apple Wallet later this year, enabling their tickets to be automatically selected via NFC when they hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a ticket reader. Support for NFC mobile ticketing forms part of SafeTix, a new Ticketmaster service that the company said “leverages new […]

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MetroRio launches contactless transit ticketing payments in Brazil https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/14/362665/metrorio-launches-contactless-payments-in-brazil/ Tue, 14 May 2019 12:20:42 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62665 Brazilian transit operator MetroRio, which runs the Rio de Janeiro Metro, has begun the rollout of contactless payments in partnership with Visa, Banco do Brasil, Bradesco and Cielo, becoming the first transit operator in the world to use the new Visa Secure Access Module (SAM) technology as part of the project. The company’s plans were […]

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Octopus equips Hong Kong taxi drivers with NFC payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/10/362633/octopus-equips-hong-kong-taxi-drivers-with-nfc-payments/ Fri, 10 May 2019 11:41:01 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62633 Transit card issuer Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) has partnered with Hong Kong Taxi Council (HKTC) to provide local taxi drivers with the ability to use their NFC phone to accept payments for cab rides from Octopus card users. Drivers install Octopus App for Business on their NFC-enabled Android mobile devices to accept payments from customers […]

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Reliance General uses NFC tags to push last-minute travel insurance purchases https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/07/362594/reliance-general-uses-nfc-tags-to-push-last-minute-travel-insurance-purchases/ Tue, 07 May 2019 14:17:17 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62594 Insurance company Reliance General Insurance is using NFC tags on screens at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to enable travellers to quickly and easily make a last-minute travel insurance purchase. It launched its Tap & Buy service in the city in April and will extend it to other major airports if the initiative is a […]

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Uber launches in-app transit ticketing service in Denver https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/07/362575/uber-launches-in-app-transit-ticketing-service-in-denver/ Tue, 07 May 2019 13:11:50 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62575 Denver in the US has become the first city in the world where travellers can use the Uber mobile app to buy transit tickets and then use their phone to ride rail and bus services. The highly anticipated rollout of in-app transit ticketing follows the January launch of public transport information for Denver’s Regional Transportation […]

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Uber adds public transport information to its London app https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/02/362510/uber-adds-public-transport-information-to-its-london-app/ Thu, 02 May 2019 10:08:16 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62510 Uber users can now view real-time public transport information from Transport for London (TfL) — such as pricing, schedules and directions — in the Uber app across services including London Underground, buses and rail. This comes ahead of the expected launch of in-app payments for public transport, although the company has not yet revealed a […]

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KBC reports on take-up of non-banking services following wearables payments trial expansion https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/04/30/362479/kbc-reports-on-take-up-of-non-banking-services-following-wearables-payments-trial-expansion/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:28:06 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62479 Belgian bank KBC has reported on the take-up of the non-banking services such as car parking and transit ticketing that it has been adding to its mobile banking app since launching it last summer. It comes as the firm last week added the ability to order and pay for Sodexo service vouchers to the app. […]

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Taipei Metro rolls out QR mobile ticketing https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/04/29/362447/taipei-metro-rolls-out-qr-mobile-ticketing/ Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:08:41 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62447 “Passengers travelling on the Taoyuan metro line will be able to pay their fares using a mobile app, starting Wednesday… Using their credit or debit cards, passengers will be able to buy tickets via the app and swipe though the turnstiles at the metro stations with a QR code on their mobile devices.”

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