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In a world where people are embracing speed, security and convenience in public transit, Visa is committed to delivering a seamless journey to riders with contactless payments.

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Partnership opportunities

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Visa’s Transit Program might be the program for you if you: 

  • Are ready to build Terminal, Back Office, or Payment Gateway solutions to improve the transit experience 
  • Have already built a Terminal, Back Office, or Payment Gateway solution and want to promote your solution as Visa Ready certified

  • Have a technology team ready to get access to standards and specifications for certification 

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Work with a Visa Ready partner 

 Working with a certified transit partner might be for you if you: 

  • Are a transit or urban mobility agency who is in need of a Terminal, Back Office, or Payment Gateway solution for enabling open-loop payments and fare management
  • Want a ready-made solution you can add to your consumer-facing experience 

  • Want help from solution providers who have certified solutions ready to launch 

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Program benefits

The future is becoming increasingly urban and mobile

  • City dwellers are likely to make up 68%* of the world population by 2050
  • Urban populations are increasingly looking to public transportation to help move within cities

  • 27%** of consumers in major cities state they would use public transportation more if it was easier to pay

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Mass Transit rider benefits

  • Visa’s Mobility and Transport Transaction (MTT) and Known Fare Transaction (KFT) framework is designed to create inclusive, seamless and ultra-efficient experiences, for the customer. 
  • High transaction speeds allow riders to get in and out of public transit systems quickly and efficiently. High transaction speeds are critical to getting riders in and out of public transit systems. 
Transit agency benefits

  • Access to an expanded network of technology partners which can help expedite overall time-to-market by simplifying the process of identifying the right partner solution for a project. This includes terminal, back office, and payment gateway solutions.  
  • Visa Ready certified solutions meet Visa’s standards for quality and reliability and adhere to Visa's MTT and/or KFT transit framework requirements.
  • Implementation of multimodal ticketing has been shown to “get riders in and out of public transit systems faster.” 
  • Faster ticketing can lead to enhanced rider access to transit which could help reduce the cost of fares.
Partner benefits

  • Access specifications, implementation guides, and Visa expertise to build and deploy solutions that align with Visa’s transit frameworks.
  • Promote your certified Transit solution on the Visa Partner partner directory and receive additional go-to-market support.
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Certification process

Create a Visa Partner account

This gives you access to all programs on Visa Partner, including Visa Ready.

Fill out our application

We will review your application and compare it with our criteria.

Get access to important specification

Access to specialized solution documents and technical specifications.

Receive program approval decision

Learn detailed next steps and sign our program agreement.

Certify your solution

submit solution certification requirements for review and certification approval.

Get listed in our partner directory

Help future customers find your company and solution based on their needs.

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