T3 Webinar Presentation

Your Smart Phone is Getting Smarter: Leveraging Open Fare Payment Systems and Mobile Devices (June 29, 2011)

Open Payments, Mobile Payments, and PIV Acceptance – The Emergence of Open Payment Fare Systems Part 2

Presenter:   Tim Weisenberger, Project Manager and Analyst
Presenter's Org:   US DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

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Slide 1:  Open Payments, Mobile Payments, and PIV Acceptance – The Emergence of Open Payment Fare Systems Part 2

Slide 2:  Agenda

  • Overview of Webinar 1
  • Open Payments Approach – Burt Wilhelm, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Mobile Payments Overview – Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance
  • Convergence of Payment Systems and Credentials – Greg Garback, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Question and Answer

Slide 3:  Open and Closed Payment System Approaches

Closed Approach
  • Card issued and managed by transit agency
  • Used for transit service only
  • Tends to be proprietary (or transit agency system-specific)
  • Card-based
Open Approach
  • Payment media issued and managed elsewhere
  • Used for any retail purchase
  • More open architecture approach (Financial Industry Standards)
  • Account-based

Slide 4:  Unique Regional Solutions

  • Operators must evaluate their unique circumstances
    • Legacy traditional smart card payment systems with remaining life
    • Single-agency or multi-agency
    • Political environment
    • Trend toward leasing systems to private sector entities throughout transportation
  • Migration paths will vary based on these factors
  • Potential for hybrid systems utilizing multiple payment methods to leverage strengths of different approaches

Slide 5:  Today's Speakers

  • Burt Wilhelm, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance
  • Greg Garback, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Slide 6:  Contact Information


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