UTA officials have embraced techology that will allow riders to pay fares with their smartphones. But Apple and other phone manufacturers have yet to equip their devices with hardware to handle the new apps.
Would you consider using your smartphone to pay for coffee at Starbucks? How about your ride on public transit? Both consumers and stores have been hesitant to jump on board, but a joint venture between cell phone companies could boost the popularity of mobile payments in Salt Lake City. And one of the largest participating organizations is the Utah Transit Authority.