Watch this video of the launch of Esparacard in the Turkish city of Eskisehir, where you'll see how the people of Eskisehir now enjoy the benefits of an electronic ticketing system for transit as well as for shopping, cinemas and restaurants, eliminating the need and reliance on cash.
Examples and case studies
Contactless cards are a faster, more convenient payment alternative for low-value purchases at fast food restaurants, convenience stores and transport terminals. Learn how (and why) Nice, France has become a "contactless city."
The city of Toronto faced a growing need to streamline the disbursement of social benefits and to reduce the cost of collecting the funds for those recipients. Learn how a prepaid card from Council Lead Partner MasterCard led to savings for both the clients and the city.
A major retailer in South Korea set a challenging goal: to become the number one grocery retailer without adding new physical stores. Instead, they created “virtual” stores in the city’s subway stations. Read how this novel approach works.
Tianjin Eco-City is a flagship collaborative project between Singapore and China. Established in 2007, it is built on the vision of being “a thriving city which is socially harmonious, environmentally friendly and resource-efficient.” To help fulfill that vision, Council Lead Partner Itron installed 25,000 smart meters for water, heat and gas in Tianjin Eco-City in June, 2013.