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Technology innovations have the potential to improve transportation payments and payments operations in cities, particularly transit fare payments and fare operations. The vision of a multi-modal, integrated "mobility card" that can reserve and pay for transit, bikeshare, carshare, ridehail, and provide other value-added services is closer than it has ever been. Even so, there are hurdles to overcome. This call solicits papers that document the experience of innovations in transit fare payments, especially experiments to integrate transit fare payments with other modes of transportation. The committee seeks to understand what new fare policies can be enabled by payments technology innovations; how the customer experience can be improved; and how agency's operations can be eased. Examples include: transitioning to an accumulator payments approach; transitioning from card-based to account-based payments; launching mobile payments; or integrating transit payments with other modes such as bike share.