The Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee was formed in March 2017 as part of the expanded U.S. Payments Forum charter. The Working Committee goal is for interested stakeholders to work collaboratively to identify possible solutions that address the challenges associated with the implementation of contactless acceptance devices at customer points of entry (POE) within the unique retail environment of the U.S. public transit market. This includes acceptance of all open loop payment devices (e.g., cards, mobile, wearables) and all payment methods (e.g., credit, debit, prepaid, gift).
Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee co-chairs are:
- Jennifer Dogin, Mastercard
- Joshua Martiesian, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Nick Pisarev, Giesecke & Devrient
The Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee has completed resources to assist the transit industry with EMV migration, including:
- Technical Solution for Transit Contactless Open Payments Use Case 1: Pay As You Go/Card, providing technical solution guidance for implementing transit contactless open payments use cases with contactless EMV cards
Working Committee participation is open to all U.S. Payments Forum members. Contact Mike Strock, [email protected], for information on Working Committee participation or projects.