Fitbit Pay Now Accepted on Transit Systems
Fitbit users can now use Fitbit Pay at seven transit systems worldwide. The service is currently active for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), TransLink in Vancouver, New South Wales (NSW) transit options in Sydney, Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA), Taiwan iPASS, and Transport for London (TfL). Starting May 31, it will be available through the contactless pilot program for One Metro New York (OMNY).
The OMNY pilot program includes Staten Island buses, as well as stops on select subway lines between Grand Central and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center. Eventually, the program aims to expand to all subways and buses run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). This is set to occur by 2021.
Fitbit Pay is available on Fitbit Versa Special Edition™, Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition™, and Fitbit Ionic™ devices. Contactless payments are only eligible for pay-per-ride fares, which means travelers can not use Fitbit Pay for transit memberships. This tends to be less expensive per ride.
Contactless payments are beginning to gain traction in the transit sector. Last week, Chase and Visa announced that Chase contactless cards will be accepted for the OMNY pilot program, also starting May 31. Apple Wallet is now accepted on the TriMet in Portland and the Ventra System in Chicago, with talks of joining the OMNY system.
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