Moscow was ranked first among Russian cities with the highest level of development of innovative payment methods for transportation services, gaining 10 out of 10 points. The rating was compiled by Visa in cooperation with the Urbanica Institute for Spatial Planning.
Moscow is followed by Krasnoyarsk (9.9 points), Nizhny Novgorod and Ufa (8.9 points each), Yekaterinburg (7.6 points). St. Petersburg took 15th position with 4.5 points.The study involved 18 Russian cities with a population of over 750 thousand people.
Experts assessed the introduction of payment through various electronic media: e-wallets, time-based tariffs, using a bank card or smartphone at the checkout, through a turnstile or validator at the conductor, using a smartphone via a special mobile app.