At Smart Cities NY, Mastercard and Kisio, a subsidiary of Keolis [and member of MaaS Alliance], today announced plans to transform how millions of locals and guests get around cities. By embedding Mastercard’s payment and security technology into Kisio’s trip planning and ticketing capabilities, transportation providers will be able to help their passengers book their entire trip in one app.

Miguel Gamiño Jr., head of global cities at Mastercard: “Working with over 150 cities around the world, we have improved the transit experience for residents and visitors while delivering efficiencies for operators. Together with Kisio and our other City Possible partners, we’re ready to take on the next mobility challenge, co-creating ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ options that make tech truly work for people.”

Pacôme Lesage, chief executive officer at Kisio Digital: “As passengers get ever more out of their smart devices, they also expect more from transport operators and authorities regarding digital services. By partnering with Mastercard, we are able to deliver on this expectations in new and exciting ways, bringing to market a fully-functional platform for multimodal transport apps.”

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Read the full press release on the Mastercard website here.