Open Payments is a payment system that enables riders to use their contactless credit/ debit cards and mobile devices to pay for their fares. With this revolutionary payment system, passengers no longer need to carry physical tickets or cash or worry about figuring out how to pay. Open Payments is a secure and convenient payment option that allows for faster boarding times, reduced operational costs, and improved customer experience. Transit agencies that adopt Open Payments can enhance the quality of their service, boost customer satisfaction, and streamline the ticket payment process for riders.
There is no need to get a ticket before traveling which is great for first time users and breaks down one of the main barriers to accessing public transport.
Contactless EMV follows Masabi’s Bring Your Own Ticket (BYOT) philosophy meaning agencies no longer need to issue paper or plastic ticket (or not as many) saving money.
Simply tapping and riding makes using public transport much more convenient and enables a seamless experience without needing to know the exact route or worrying about overspending, thank to fare capping.
The term “contactless ticketing” has been adopted to refer to the use of contactless bank cards to tap and ride on public transit systems. In this blog post we explore the use of contactless bank cards, and these same cards emulated through Apple/Google Pay on mobile, for use as a means to simply tap and travel on public transport.