Transforming transit

People around the world spend $billions annually on public transport fares, a very large proportion of which is paid in cash or cash-equivalent technology like smartcards.  Contactless technology can help reduce the need for traditional tickets or travel smartcards and therefore reduce the operating costs for cash acceptance, making it faster and easier for consumers to ride on mass transit while making it less expensive for operators to run their network.

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Visa Transforming Transit

Visa has a successful history of supporting clients and public transport operators to deliver contactless payments acceptance in the mass transit industry, helping to transform the passenger experience for billions of journeys. Visa contactless fares are now accepted in many cities around the world, through partnerships with more than 100 transit operators or authorities globally.

To fully transform the passenger experience, we built the Visa Global Transit Solutions team, based in London with dedicated regional implementation specialists. Together, the team members have more than 50 years of experience working directly with and for transit companies and related industries. They have supported contactless implementations around the world by providing guidance, best practices and hands-on assistance, helping launch projects more quickly and with maximum impact.

How can the Visa Global Transit Solutions team help?

If you have any questions about how Visa can help transform your city’s transit payments the Visa Global Transit Solutions team would be happy to help. We have a core support team based in London, UK and Regional contacts as detailed below.

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Thierry de St Etienne – France Implementations -

Maciek Mironiuk – Central Eastern Europe Implementations -

Eric Lein - Central Europe Implementations -

Asia Pacific

Manoj Sugathan – Transit SME

Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa contacts

Bharat Patel – Transit SME

Latin America

Diego Norena – Transit SME

North America

Josh Martiesian – Transit SME

Visa Global Transit Solutions team (based in London)

Marc Ammundsen – Core Rules & Product Owner

Stephen Cooles – Communications & Planning

Jon Hill – New Product Development

Steve Orelowitz – Go-to-Market

Nick Mackie – Head of Visa Global Transit Solutions

Terms and conditions apply.