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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...

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...

Advocates question the impact of MBTA cashless boarding

Advocates raise concerns that the MBTA's plan to eliminate on-board cash payments will adversely affect some riders. The post Advocates question the impact of MBTA...

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