O-City joins Visa for contactless payment on public transport

O-City, the smart city division of BPC, has joined Visa’s ready for Transit Program for its project which aims to integrate contactless payments into mass transit systems.

The company has worked on open-loop systems for automated fare collection in more than 100 cities worldwide, and processes 30 million transactions per month.

Following the demand for contactless payments technology amid the COVID-19 pandemic, O-City has joined Visa’s program to establish how its software-as-a-service model could support transport operators to implement payment payment solutions for buses, trains, subways, bike rentals and tollgates.

Its status as a certified partner to the Visa scheme will enable O-City to extend its solution globally, with the adoption of industry standards, the affiliation to the Visa network and co-innovation with all members to further drive contactless payment adoption.

The Visa Ready for Transit program had been designed for companies whose technology products and capabilities can offer transit companies and riders the benefits of tapping to ride with a contactless card or digital wallet.

O-City enables tap-to-pay for travellers using their existing Visa card, a mobile phone or a wearable device such as a smartwatch.

Tokhir Abdukadyrov, senior vice president of smart city and transport solutions at BPC, said: “The world is rapidly embracing contactless payments across all public transport; a situation that will only be accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“Acceptance into the Visa Ready program represents a key milestone in O-City’s plans to drive digital transformation in collaboration with transport operators worldwide.”

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