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Norfolk Airport, ACS and MasterCard Worldwide Introduce Contactless Payments to Airport Parking
Travelers to use MasterCard PayPass to ‘Tap & Go™’ and quickly exit airport parking lots
“This enhancement to parking at Norfolk Airport is driven by the ability of MasterCard PayPass to make payments more convenient for customers by helping them move through lines more quickly and easily,” said Cathleen Conforti, senior vice president, Global PayPass, MasterCard Worldwide. “ACS is an innovative and proven provider of best-in-class technology solutions, and an ideal partner for MasterCard to improve the experience for busy airport travelers.”
MasterCard PayPass is a fast, cashless payment option that enables drivers to pay for parking simply by tapping their PayPass-enabled MasterCard card or device on a PayPass reader. ACS’ airport revenue control solutions will continue to accept traditional magnetic-stripe payment cards and work with all payment card providers.
“After long plane rides, passengers are eager to get to their final destinations,” said Wayne E. Shank, deputy executive director of Norfolk International Airport. “Accepting MasterCard PayPass at our airport parking exit lanes helps them do so by providing a payment option that promises greater speed and convenience.”
PayPass is accepted in 10 exit lanes serving over 7,200 parking spaces at the Norfolk International Airport.
“This demonstrates our focus to simplify our customers’ lives by providing innovative alternatives. MasterCard PayPass implementation provides even more value for the airports we serve as the nationwide leader in large airport parking systems,” said Dave Amoriell, ACS executive vice president and president of ACS’ Transportation Solutions Group. “Airport parking is an ideal setting for contactless payments because this technology streamlines a sometimes time-consuming activity for clients who frequently do not have time to spare.”
ACS offers a wide range of transportation solutions, including airport parking (more than 20 installations at the nation’s busiest airports), public transit agency, toll collection agency and car park operator solutions that rationalize and automate revenue collection. A high service level optimizes revenue intake, while user-friendly tools enhance the customer experience. ACS solutions can be seamlessly integrated into existing environments and are geared for the requirements of the future. At ACS, transport infrastructure operators can find a complete range of products and systems for fare collection, parking and toll collection. The “one-stop shopping” principle enhances tailored solutions and long-term investment protection.
About MasterCard PayPass
MasterCard PayPass is ideal for traditional cash-heavy environments where speed is essential, and has led the way in bringing contactless technology to consumer categories such as quick serve restaurants, drug stores, gas stations, vending machines, convenience stores, sports arenas, movie theaters, transit systems, taxis, parking garages and more. As of 1Q09 there are nearly 55 million PayPass cards and devices in use at more than 146,000 merchant locations worldwide, including participating BP, Best Buy, 7-Eleven, CVS, McDonald’s, Petco and many others. PayPass also is accepted at numerous professional football and baseball stadiums. For more information about MasterCard PayPass and a full list of participating merchants, visit www.mastercard.com/paypass.
About MasterCard Worldwide
MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes approximately 21 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial-institution customers and merchants. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network and through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to www.mastercard.com.
ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with about 74,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ACS.” Learn more about ACS at www.acs-inc.com.
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