New contactless payment feature coming to OC Transpo
OC Transpo is pleased to announce that we are working on a new contactless fare payment technology. Once in place, customers will be able to pay their fare on buses and at fare gates by tapping their VISA and MasterCard, or by tapping a smartphone with Apple Pay or Google Pay. Initially, this will only be used for adult single-ride fares but can over time be expanded to other fare types.
This new payment option at fare gates and on buses is being fast-tracked in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides customers with a new, easy way to pay their fare and will help keep our customers safer by reducing contact points along the system.
Testing will take place throughout 2020, with the new system anticipated to be ready for customers next year. As part of testing, customers will have an opportunity to use the new payment system at a fare gate at one O-Train station by the end of 2020. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new option in the coming months!