March 29, 2024
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Pandemic-Driven Surge in Contactless Payments: How the Technology is Transforming Transactions

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the shift towards contactless payments has significantly altered transaction methods, particularly in the transit industry. This blog explores the adoption of contactless EMV cards, leveraging RFID and NFC technology for safer, faster payments. Enghouse Transportation is leading the transition to open loop payment systems, enhancing the commuter experience by making transactions more efficient and hygienic.
August 1, 2023
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The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Bus Agencies & One Smart Solution

Keeping a bus transit system on the road today requires new strategies and practical solutions. This guide dives deeper into the three systemic challenges facing bus operations today and how modern Automated Fare Collection solutions can help pave the way forward for riders, operators, and agencies alike.
June 13, 2023
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5 Ways Automated Fare Collection Can Be a Game-Changer for Transit Budget Woes

By eliminating agencies needing to manage their own ticketing infrastructure or maintain legacy systems, AFC can free up valuable resources and streamline operations. The flexibility of AFC also allows agencies to avoid being locked into single-vendor contracts, enabling them to more easily update or add components, such as parking integration, as technology advances or becomes more cost-effective. Learn more about the benefits that an AFC can bring to transit agencies in North America.
May 4, 2023
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How Automated Fare Collection Alleviates Top Transit Agency Challenges

What began with Closed Loop ticketing through tapping or swiping smart cards on a payment device — and is still the dominant payment technology worldwide — is evolving into Open Loop ticketing. The good thing is, Open and Closed Loop technologies are different, thou they can coexist. An agency can have both payment methods in use at the same time.
April 10, 2023
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Webinar: The Modern Fare Collection System – The Benefits for Transit Agencies, Riders, and Employees

In this Webinar we cover how it is possible to implement a 360-degree public transit solution that will benefit the agencies, riders and employees as well. We start off by discusing the major pandemic-fuelled changes that the transportation industry has undergone in the past few years resulting in a loss of riders and revenue for transportation agencies. We continue by discussing about the state of the market and how this translated for agencies, riders and employees as well. And moving on to the complex but not impossible transition to an Automated Fare Collection and how the close loop system can coexist with the open loop one.
January 27, 2023
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What to Look For in an Automated Fare Collection Solution

From Ubers to scooters, today’s commuters have a wealth of new choices for moving around a city. In this sea of options, public transit agencies face a challenge: How to keep services as seamless, modern, and integrated as possible to attract and retain riders? To minimize friction and improve the rider experience, cumbersome payment systems must be modernized.