Venice focuses on contactless payments for public transport in the lagoon

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A collaboration between the Group AVM e Conduent ed Elavon with the participation of Visa door i contactless payments for public transport in Venice. The announcement from the municipal seat of Ca’ Farsetti simplifies access to the urban and extra-urban transport network of the lagoon city.

Venice uses contactless payments for public transport

You can use credit, debit, prepaid cards. But also smartphones and wearables. The new system EMV (Europay, MasterCard e Visa) represents one of the fastest and most important innovations in the field of public transport, simplifying access to the main metropolises.

Venice also enters this group, with more 1900 validatrici which can read payment cards and contactless devices. Readers will also be able to validate the Venezia Unica passi electronic tickets and the AVM Venezia Official App and the other partner apps.

After a public tender, the service does not provide just the choice of hardware. But also a calculation service that allows you to apply the best rate in pase to the number of admissions (for example switching to the day ticket after a certain number of journeys). A convenience in everything.

Stefano Stoppani, Country Manager of Visa Italia, explains: “The launch of contactless payment of travel documents in Venice allows us to capitalize on Visa’s vast experience in this area, with over 100 authorized cities in Europe, many of which are in Italy. The case of Venice is all the more relevant: in addition to improving the user experience of residents by digitizing the payment of transport and contributing to greater livability, it will greatly facilitate the life of the millions of tourists who visit the citythanks to one of the strengths of digital payments, namely the overcoming of language and currency barriers”.

Visa will also launch a communication campaign, created by VeLa, to promote contactless payments for public transport in Venice. But the company has already cooperated with 150 cities, large and small, to simplify travel on public transport. You can find more information here.