Miami commuters can now pay contactless at public transport

This is possible thanks to Mastercard’s initiative

Miami commuters can now pay contactless at public transport. Source: newsroom.mastercard.com

Mastercard announced its partnership with transportation solutions provider Cubic Transportation Systems, and Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) to enable tap-and-go payments at Miami’s Metrorail stations. This service is expected to expand to the Metrobus service later this year.

In addition to partnering with DTPW to upgrade its ticketing technology, Mastercard is working with the agency to evaluate how transit tap-and-go payments can facilitate seamless integration with rideshare services. The goal of this partnership is to optimize connections to and from train stations and bus stops.

According to Mastercard, contactless payments momentum in the US is reaching a tipping point. 60% of US Mastercard volume occurs at contactless-enabled merchants. In New York City, where the MTA enabled contactless payments in the subway, the company has seen contactless volume grow at a record pace.

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