Contactless payments for public transport arrive in Genoa

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AMT and Visa present ILA, acronym for “instant lane access”, the project that allows access to public transport in Genoa by contactless payment. Passengers can use debit, credit, prepaid or contactless cards, Visa and other authorized operators. Just present your payment card ai totem and validatori smart ILA.

Public transport, contacless payments with Visa and AMT arrive in Genoa

The first part of this project sees an experimentation that involves 10 stops of the Genoese urban network equipped with i new ILA smart totems e smart validators on board of the buses that carry out the connection services with the airport, Volabus ed Airlink.

This proposal allows you to access the services of the AMT network in contactless mode, without having to purchase a physical ticket, and to benefit from the offers of best fares (the best possible rate, calculated on the basis of the duration of the trip and the number of travelers).

The new system is based on the technological infrastructure developed in collaboration with Visa gives Driving Transportation, Cybersource ed Elavon. By combining the attention to privacy with the possibility of implementing the most convenient rate. And to encourage the adoption of the system, i tickets from urban network e Volabus they are worth 110 minutes, instead of 60 for a paper ticket.

The overall experimentation then provides 45 between totems and smart ILA validators which will be progressively installed. At the moment, the ten totems are installed:

  • 2 in Brignole, towards the west and towards Valbisagno
  • via XX Settembre in front of the Eastern Market
  • Piazza De Ferrari
  • piazza Fontane Marose
  • via Buozzi (from the metro) sea side
  • via Cantore towards Levante
  • in via Ciro Menotti
  • Pontedecimo in piazza Perino towards the center
  • via Voltri in front of the station

And in the next few days they will also arrive in Portofino. Also, comes the upgrade of the APP OFFICE which has provided for new opportunities for online purchases and marked technological innovation in the services offered.

A useful and smart service

Gianni Berrino, Councilor for Transport of the Liguria Region, comments: “I warmly welcome the news of the start of this experimentation which constitutes a first step towards the digitization of travel tickets for LPT, an action that the region has supported and has wanted for several years. The initiative is also well placed in the promotional and reception plans for tourists, favoring an ever greater sustainable accessibility of the territory “.

“Genoa aims to become more and more smart – declares the municipal councilor for Mobility Matteo Campora – and the introduction of the possibility of electronic payment at the stop is a very important step towards the dematerialization of travel tickets, but also towards a significant reduction in the use of cash. Furthermore, the digitization of tickets and the possibility of electronic payment bring the city closer to other European cities where this possibility has already been foreseen for some time, and internationalizes Genoa even more ”.

Marco Beltrami, AMT President, explains “This project, which combines contactless with intelligent pricing, is highly innovative in the Italian panorama and will allow easier access to the service for occasional customers and tourists visiting the city.”

“With the launch of the contactless payment method, Genoese public transport is inaugurating a new way of experiencing transport that is simpler, faster, safer and more convenient for both those who work and live here and for people who want to visit this splendid city ​​”he underlines Stefano StoppaniCountry Manager of Visa in Italy.