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The Smart Card Alliance Payments Council developed this white paper to describe the value propositions of contactless EMV payments for issuers and merchants. The white paper provides a fresh look at contactless payments in the current U.S. payments environment that is embracing both EMV and NFC-enabled mobile devices.

The Smart Card Alliance Payments Council developed two infographics to summarize the benefits of contactless EMV payments for issuers and merchants.

This U.S. Payments Forum resource provides the issuing community with an educational resource on ODA and provides recommendations for issuing and personalizing dual-interface cards for the U.S. market.

The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council white paper, EMV and Parking, was developed in partnership with the International Parking Institute. The updated white paper provides parking industry stakeholders with an educational resource about the critical aspects of deploying an EMV solution in the parking infrastructure. The white paper provides an overview of EMV chip technology and describes key considerations and refreshed implementation scenarios for parking industry stakeholders who want to accept and process EMV chip transactions in both attended and unattended environments.

This white paper was developed by the Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council to provide an overview of the prepaid card industry and the products available, including network-branded prepaid cards. It is directed to readers who work for or support transit agencies. The paper provides guidance on what transit agencies should look for when evaluating the feasibility and benefits of using prepaid cards as one element of an open loop fare collection system. The paper also provides useful information to other members of the prepaid card industry who have an interest in collaborating with the mass transit industry to expand the use of prepaid cards.

The Identity Council webinar series recordings provide the groundwork for understanding how to establish and use a mobile identity credential through real-world use cases that are relevant to multiple industry sectors.

The Secure Technology Alliance Transportation Council white paper, Multimodal Payments Convergence – Part One: Emerging Models and Use Cases, was developed in collaboration with the Association for Commuter Transportation to explore the rapidly evolving convergence of multimodal payments. The white paper describes emerging types of payments convergence and provides current examples of convergence.

The Secure Technology Alliance Transportation Council white paper, Multimodal Payments Convergence – Part Two: Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation, was developed to describe alternative visions of multimodal payments, the drivers and benefits of payments convergence, potential barriers to implementation and suggestions for actions to achieve payments convergence.

This white paper was developed by the Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council to discuss mobile applications that are relevant to the transit industry and to provide an overview of the benefits and implementation considerations for NFC applications.

This white paper was developed by the Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council to present a conventional approach for planning, conducting a cost analysis, and procuring a new fare payment system or upgrading an existing system. Additionally, a cost model is presented that allows the user to input an agency’s current fare payment and fare collection costs and compare them to the costs for proposed alternative systems. The cost model is available as an Excel workbook and provides an interactive tool for agencies to use to assess different fare payment system alternatives.

The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council white paper, Reference Enterprise Architecture for Transit Open Payment System, was developed to support developers, integrators, procurers, and users of open payment systems for transit and transportation services with a framework for specifying, developing, integrating and managing the lifecycle and evolution of these systems. The framework provides a model for implementing a seamless fare payment system that traverses transportation modes, jurisdictions, markets, and technologies.

The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council developed this white paper to provide the transit and financial industries with an educational overview of the various methods available for providing and re-loading fare media to individuals who do not have credit or debit cards, nor checking or savings accounts, and generally lack relationships with traditional banking institutions.

This white paper was developed by the Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council to inform the transit industry of the opportunities, benefits and challenges of accepting contactless open bank cards for fare payment and to inform the bank card industry of unique requirements for transit fare collection.

This U.S. Payments Forum Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee resource provides technical solution guidance for implementing transit contactless open payments use cases with contactless EMV cards and NFC-enabled mobile devices.

The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council Merchant created an Excel model to assist transit agencies in comparing costs of current and new transit payments systems. The model’s overall purpose is to provide a tool for transit agencies to examine the near- and long-term cost implications of purchasing new fare payment equipment and of adopting different technology alternatives.