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The Urban Mobility Open Payments Forum is featured in the podcast ‘Lets Talk About Transport’, from Forum partner Flowbird. In the episode, Forum Coordinator Andrea Soehnchen from UITP talks about the rise of Open Payments in transport environments.

Andrea assesses how the pandemic focused attention on contactless technologies – and explores the value of this payment system to operators and passengers in Account Based Ticketing schemes. At the same time, she believes that stored value smart cards will remain valuable assets for certain passenger groups alongside cEMV bank cards and smart phones for the foreseeable future.

In the podcast the barriers that can exist for operators in transitioning to an Open Payments system are explored, as well as the critical importance of data ownership and governance, and how Open Payments solutions can be both an enabler for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and a nudge mechanism for modal shift to more sustainable transport.

You can listen to the podcast here