Contactless payment systems will change the future of U.S. transit
Transit providers traditionally rely on “closed-loop” payments such as fare cards, which hold only a prepaid amount that must be replenished when it runs out. Open-loop payment systems offer commuters the convenience and safety of contactless payments linked to their personal accounts. No longer is it necessary to have contact with a ticket dispenser machine or ticket sales representative. Adoption of open-loop payment systems will encourage transit riders to return to buses, light rail, and commuter rail.
Enghouse Transportation has developed the ideal open-loop payment software solution. Awarded to participate in the California Integrated Travel Project (Cal-ITP), Enghouse Transportation is a pre-qualified vendor to aid the state’s more than 300 transits in making the transition from legacy closed-loop payment systems to open-loop technology.
Learn all you need to know about open-loop systems from this whitepaper.