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Conduent has extended its contactless card payment system to Line 3 of Puebla’s Red Urbana de Transporte Articulado (RUTA) bus rapid transit system in Mexico. The technology has replaced all free-standing ticket machines. Conduent’s system allows riders to tap their phone or Puebla contactless card at validators. Also, the solution has replaced inspector terminals, validators and access control gates. According to Conduent, the upgrade provides all three lines with fleet management capabilities which will help RUTA respond more quickly to service interruptions or during an increase in service demand. Additionally, an external reload network allows users to reload their pre-paid cards in more places across the city outside of the three lines.