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Laval to test credit card payments on buses

The Société de transport de Laval (QC) is launching a pilot project to accept credit card payments on board Laval buses.

Under the test, customers will be able to pay a single fare by tapping a MasterCard or Visa.  The pilot will launch on April 21 on six routes, making STL the first public transit company in Canada to test on-board fare payment by credit card for single fares.

“Simple, safe and fast, this new payment option fills the needs of our riders who don’t always have the exact change or time to purchase fares,” said David DeCotis, president of STL’s board of directors, in a statement. “We hope this new initiative will attract new clients and convince our occasional riders to take public transportation more often and make it a part of their daily travel routine.”

STL partnered with Desjardins Group for the project, which uses the Monetico contactless payment system.

Image source: STL

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