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New Zealand to provide contactless and digital payment on public transport

New Zealand’s new ticketing payment system Motu Move, aims to provide passengers the option to pay for public transport using contactless debit or credit cards, digital payment methods and Motu Move cards.

Created as part of a partnership between the New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) and 13 regional Public Transport Authorities, the National Ticketing Solution (NTS) is designed to provide a range of easy-to-use payment methods for all public transport across the country.

Set to start its rollout in the Canterbury region this December, passengers will no longer have to stress about leaving public transport cards at home, with a range of other payment options available.

Cubic Transportation Systems (Cubic) has been diligently preparing, configuring and testing the NTS to support implementation.

Cubic Transport vice president Dino Beverakis says the team has been working to ensure that Motu Move will deliver a world-class, user-friendly payment experience for all New Zealanders.

“The new payment options will remove barriers to public transport use for those who don’t currently carry a prepaid card or who travel in different regions,” Beverakis says.

“It will also make using public transport easier for visitors and first-time users as they won’t need to worry about buying a separate prepaid card.

“By making payments easier, Motu Move will also encourage more people to use public transport more often, which will help reduce road congestion.”

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