USA: The American Public Transportation Association and the NFC Forum announced on February 17 that they had signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the use of near field communication technologies for public transport operators.

The two organisations will work on training courses, white papers, case study analyses, customer research, webcasts and industry events. APTA will work with the NFC Forum Transport Special Interest Group to define approaches for use of NFC technology on passenger information systems and fare collection. APTA will also participate in international workshops led by the Transport SIG with standards organisations and public transport authorities to define requirements.