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Milton Keynes Council has been given approval to introduce fast contactless payments on Milton Keynes bus services with the potential to roll out smart ticketing across all transport methods.

Approval has been given to enter a framework agreement with Transport for West Midlands, to enable passengers in Milton Keynes to use any bus service using a bank card, mobile phone or dedicated smart card for those without contactless bank cards, similar to London's Oyster Card. Customers will still be able to pay with cash.

The Council has also bid for funding which would enable it to provide retail services for smart ticketing benefits to all transport modes including rail, hiring a taxi, unlocking shared bikes and paying for parking.

Meanwhile, Milton Keynes Council with its contractors Ringway, has designed and constru