Transforming transit

A Visa event about accelerating seamless, friction-free contactless commuting around the world.

People around the world spend up to $800 billion 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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Transforming Transit - A Visa Special Event

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.

During our Transforming Transit event on Wednesday 25 October, hosted at the London Innovation Center, the VGTS team unveiled a number of new products and initiatives, which have been designed to allow transit authorities the world over to follow London’s lead and revolutionise their fare collection strategies.

For those who were unable to make it to London we look forward to welcoming you at our events in Dubai, New York City and Singapore in 2018.

Coming soon to Dubai,
New York and Singapore

In 2018 the Transforming Transit roadshow will be taking place in Dubai, New York City and Singapore. Dates will be announced soon.

If you’d like to register your interest in coming along and hearing how the Visa Global Transit Solutions team can work with you to fast track launching contactless transit in your city, get in touch and let us know which location is the most convenient for you. Please email the team

How can the Visa Global Transit Solutions team help?

If you have any questions on any of the topics raised during the Transforming Transit event, 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 -

Manu Prieto – Southern Europe Implementations -

Maciek Mironiuk – Central Eastern 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

Jeff Beach – 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.