Users bus in the city of Sao Paulo have a novelty starting this Wednesday (11): it is already possible to find vehicles where it is possible to pay for the ticket directly at credit and debit card. The service is available for payment by approach, which uses technology NFC to perform transactions. It is compatible with Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
Reader João Fouyer spotted a machine suitable for the new technology on line 9300-10 – Terminal Parque Dom Pedro II this afternoon. The machine was from Prodata and there were already indications of payment with Mastercard and Visa cards. The traditional single ticket continues to be accepted.
To pay for proximity, it is necessary to have a contactless card (like Nubank’s, for example) or another device such as bracelets and stickers. It is also possible to make payment by smartphone or smartwatch through digital wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
According to InfoMoney, the Municipal Secretariat of Transport of São Paulo should officially announce the news on Thursday (12) in the form of a pilot project that will last three months and will cover 200 buses. The website also informs that the implementation in the validators will be done in some lines by Cielo and others by Stone, and that the ticketing part will be done with Empresa 1 and Digicom, in addition to Prodata.
Rio de Janeiro allows you to pay for the subway by credit card
Since April, it is already possible to pass through the turnstiles of the Rio de Janeiro metro with payment by approach. All 41 MetrôRio stations (lines 1, 2 and 4) are equipped with validators compatible with the technology. However, payment is only available for Visa credit cards, excluding debit users and other competing brands.