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Webinar on Contactless Fare Systems and MaaS

Global Mass Transit is organising a video webinar on Contactless Fare Systems and MaaS on May 21, 2020, 2p.m. EDT to 3.20p.m. EDT.

The panel will consist of (in alphabetic order) -
  • Tonya Anderson, Senior Product Manager, Electronic Fare Operations, Finance and Administration, RTD Denver
  • Sharon Hsu, Director, PRESTO Payment and BI, Metrolinx Canada
  • Tina Morch Pierre, AVP Innovation, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Eric Reese, CEO, Bytemark – a Siemens Company
  • Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems (moderator)

Contactless ticketing and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) can help build trust for public transportation in Covid-19 transit response and recovery. Ticketing options such as mobile, EMV, wallets and smartcards eliminate cash handling and direct contact between passengers and transit agency employees. Cloud based software-as-a-service (SaaS) business models, ticketing apps, and real-time passenger communication can enhance customer service and operations efficiency as transit systems prepare for recovery from the pandemic. MaaSallows integration of public and private mobility options for customer-centric mobility solution and convenient payment options which are expected to increase ridership.

The webinar will provide a platform to discuss available and emerging technology solutions; key issues of ridership decline, security, accessibility and social inclusion; as well as best practices in the adoption of contactless ticketing and MaaS by transit agencies in the US and Canada.

  • Registration is complimentary for participants from government organizations and transit agencies. To register, please send email to
  • The fee for private sector participants is USD50. To register, please click here.
  • The registered participants will also receive video recording of the event.  

About the Organizers
Global Mass Transit is a leading provider of information and analysis on the mass transit industry. It publishes the Global Mass Transit Report (a monthly newsletter) and Global Mass Transit Weekly (a weekly update). It operates the website; conducts custom research and organizes conferences on topics of relevance for the public transportation industry.

Global Mass Transit organized the Eighth Annual Conference of Transit State of Good Repair conference in Washington, D.C. in March 2020. The event was attended by over 100 participants from 70 organizations. The registered organizations included Access-IS; AECOM; ALSTOM; Amsted Rail; AngelTrax; Baltimore Metropolitan Council; Bentley; Bermuda Department of Transportation; Bitzer U.S. Inc; Clear-Vu Lighting; Comtran; Conduent Transportation; Duluth Transit Authority; DXC Technology; Eno Center for Transportation; Frauscher Sensor Technology; Gannett Fleming; Hampton Roads Transit; Hitachi Rail; Infor; Jacobs; Jamaica Urban Transit Company; Kansas City Area Transportation Authority; King County Metro Transit Facilities; Kitsap Transit; Lea+Elliott, Inc.; Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc.; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; LTK Engineering Services; Luminator Technology Group; Maryland Transit Administration; Memphis Area Transit Authority; Metro Transit; Metrolinx; Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Miami-Dade County; Natsco Transit Solutions; New York City Transit; Nova Bus; OMNITRANS; Pandrol; Parsons; Perpetuum; Port Authority of Allegheny County; Progress Rail; Railroad Software; RATP DEV; RSCC Wire & Cable LLC; San Mateo County Transit District; Siemens; Southern California Regional Rail Authority; Spy Pond Partners; SST Wireless; Toronto Transit Commission; Transportation Learning Center; Trapeze Group; TriMet; Urban Engineers; Utah Transit Authority; UTCRAS, LLC; ViriCiti LLC; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA); Wood;  etc.


For registration, speaking opportunity and sponsorships, please contact:

Shivani Saxena
Global Mass Transit
Mobile: +1 703 466 0018