11 Sep '17, 9pm

Pay for train or bus rides with Visa, Nets and mobile phone

A trial system that allows commuters to pay their public transport fares using contactless credit or debit cards will be extended to Visa and Nets users from next June. Mobile payment modes - such as Android Pay and Apple Pay - will also be available from the first quarter of next year as part of the trial. A pilot of the system for MasterCard users began in March, and currently has more than 100,000 participants, with an average of about 60,000 transactions daily. By allowing commuters to use contactless credit or debit cards, the system removes the need for Cepas cards such as ez-link or Nets FlashPay. Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min announced the expansion of the pilot in Parliament yesterday, in response to questions from MPs. More details on the expansion will be announced later, said the Land Transport Authority. Mr Zaqy Mohamad (Chua Chu Kang GRC)...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/pay-for-train-or-bus...

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