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Some question WMATA’s cash-free bus test

WMATA will try to speed up service on a limited-stop route by banning cash payments, but some worry about the impacts on low-income and...

WMATA to test cashless payment on express bus

WMATA try to speed up a limited-stop bus route by requiring all passengers to pay their fare with a smart card. The pilot test...

TransLink and Visa rethink plans for Morgan Freeman to voice ad campaign

Both TransLink and Visa suspended a proposed ad campaign with actor Morgan Freeman intended to promote the agency's new tap-to-pay program. The post TransLink and...

Presto may go mobile

Metrolinx (ON) announced plans to add mobile technology to the PRESTO fare payment system. The post Presto may go mobile appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

Pittsburgh drops plans for cashless payment on light rail

The Port Authority of Allegheny County canceled plans for cashless payment on light rail, citing concerns about rider convenience, cost, and enforcement. The post Pittsburgh...

Half of London rail trips use contactless payment

Riders are using contactless payment cards or mobile devices for half of all Transport for London (UK) Tube and rail pay-as-you-go trips. The post Half...

WMATA moves toward mobile payment option

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (DC) is moving forward with plans to launch a mobile payment option by 2019. The post WMATA moves toward...

Google Pay adds transit tickets in Las Vegas

Customers are now able to use Google Pay to board the Las Vegas Monorail (NV). The post Google Pay adds transit tickets in Las Vegas...

Caltrain to launch mobile ticketing

Caltrain (CA) will launch a mobile ticketing application on February 10. The post Caltrain to launch mobile ticketing appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

TransLink upgrades fare gates for riders with disabilities

TransLink (BC) is rolling out an option for access to SkyTrain stations for riders who cannot tap a Compass Card at fare gates because...

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