The white paper, “Reference Enterprise Architecture for Transit Open Payment System,” was developed by the Smart Card Alliance’s Transportation Council and is available at http://www.smartcardalliance.org/publications-reference-enterprise-architecture-for-transit-open-payment-system/.
“Open payment systems are more convenient and user-friendly because they allow riders to use and carry just one form of payment to ride all modes of public transportation,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “But there are complexities, such as cost, time and integration that make implementing this type of system a challenge. This architecture helps to identify aspects of the process that are more complex, and provides a model for successful implementation.”
The white paper provides:
Members involved in the development of the white paper include: American Express, CH2M, Giesecke & Devrient, GO Systems and Solutions, INIT Innovations in Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), NXP Semiconductors, OTI America, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), U.S. Department of Transportation/Volpe Center, Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Xerox.
For more information on the Transportation Council, visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org/activities-councils-transportation/.
To continue the conversation on open payments in transit and other payments in transit-focused topics such as EMV and parking, account-based ticketing, and multi-modal payments convergence, the Smart Card Alliance’s 9th Annual Payments Summit, being held April 4-7, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, will feature a transit track on the second day of the event. For more information, visit www.scapayments.com.
the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.
Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.
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