Littlepay joins Caltrans marketplace

Payment provider's products now available for California transit agencies to use
Mobility as a Service / March 23, 2022
By Adam Hill
Contactless payment California Littlepay transit user experience credit Shutterstock | IrynaInshyna
Cal-ITP offers a range of pre-integrated, standardised contactless payment products and services (picture credit: Shutterstock | IrynaInshyna)

Littlepay has been awarded a place in a one-stop shop designed to help speed up travel planning and contactless card or mobile payment on public transport in California.

The payment service provider's solutions will feature in Caltrans’ California Integrated Travel Project’s (Cal-ITP’s) Mobility Marketplace, which features vendors whose products integrate within a modular solution for contactless open loop fare collection.

It offers a range of pre-integrated, standardised products and services which can be accessed with standard contracts - rather than going through the building of proprietary systems for payment. 

Cal-ITP's main aim is to facilitate simplified, interoperable contactless transit payments across the state.

“Cal-ITP has led the way with an innovative approach to procurement, which will speed up and simplify adoption of modern ticketing and payment technology in California," says Paul Griffin, global head of commercial at Littlepay.

The company has collaborated with Cal-ITP in the four contactless demonstrations that have taken place in California - in Monterey, Sacramento and Santa Barbara. 

Littlepay's master service agreement came after a request for proposal from the California Department of General Services in June 2021.

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