Elavon enables contactless payments on SEPTA using Visa platform

Elavon enables contactless payments on SEPTA using Visa platform Image credit: Elavon

Elavon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank and one of the largest payments processors globally, is partnering with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to offer contactless payment acceptance from any enabled card or mobile device across transit services. Visa Acceptance Platform serves as both the gateway and payment management platform for Mass Transit Payments.

Elavon's Mass Transit Payment solution eliminates the need for cumbersome terminal equipment and dedicated transit cards, which can significantly reduce the transit agency's transaction costs, streamlines boarding and improves overall rider experience. This can help to lower the cost of payments acceptance and management for transit agencies and brings an "any card, anywhere" approach.

For riders, this helps reduce the plethora of cards in their wallet and eliminates the need for paper tickets. Contactless payments simplify transaction tracking and management via online bank accounts or monthly credit card statements, which gives transit agencies greater visibility into their rider volume and its variability.

Elavon leveraged Visa Acceptance Platform to enable contactless payments on SEPTA, empowering riders to tap their contactless cards or digital wallets. SEPTA is one of the ten largest transit systems in the United States. Elavon provides contactless payment services to transit agencies including Monterey, California and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Source: Elavon