The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council is holding a meeting on open standards payment for public transportation in New York City on September 22 – 23.
Hosted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/New York City Transit, the meeting will include updates on active and planned open standards transit payments projects from leading U.S. and international transit agencies.
The alliance has invited representatives from transit agencies from New York/New Jersey, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Paris, London and other cities to share their knowledge and experience on the challenges and opportunities to expand beyond closed loop fare payment approaches. They will examine and discuss how they can enable customers to access commuter rail, light rail, subways, and buses using contactless payment cards, stickers, and mobile devices for fare payment.
In addition to round table discussions and presentations, the meeting will be highlighted by a tour of the New York/New Jersey Contactless Fare Payment Trial.
The Payment Trial, which has been operational since June 1, allows commuters to use a contactless MasterCard PayPass or Visa payWave card or device to pay directly for fares with their credit or debit card accounts.