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You Might Soon Be Able to Pay for Ubers With Your Opal Account Thanks to a New Digital Trial – Concrete Playground



Since back in 2019, Sydneysiders have been able to use contactless card payments to cover public transport fares, letting you ride the Opal network without an Opal card. A digital Opal card is also being trialled, too, and the New South Wales Government is slated to test out a handy feature: using it to pay for Ubers, Ingogo taxis and Lime bikes as well.

Being able to use the digital Opal card across other forms of transport — so, not just the Opal network — was initially floated back in 2019, but now the test run is finally going ahead. Up to 10,000 Sydneysiders will be granted access to the feature via the digital Opal card trial, which is expected to start in mid-2021. The new technology will also encourage mixing modes of…

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