Google Bringing Transit Ride History to Google Wallet
Oct 26, 2023, 12:15 PM by Rich Brome
Google is enhancing its Wallet app to better serve users who pay for public transit with their phone. In certain transit systems that accept "open loop" payments, (tapping a standard credit card at the turnstile, etc.,) the app will now break out those transactions separately with a detailed ride history. It will also show information about savings from time-based fare caps. Transits agencies will also be able to send direct updates, "so you have the latest information on service changes or delays. This new feature will begin rolling out later this year, initially available with Brighton and Hove Buses in the U.K, with plans to bring this feature to more cities next year."
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