Masabi expands MaaS ticketing in Japan 

Tickets now available via Jorudan's Japan Transit Planner and Norikae Annai apps
Mobility as a Service / April 5, 2021
By Ben Spencer
Masabi Jorudan MaaS ticketing Japan
Masabi says one-day passes are available for Kumamoto City Transportation Bureau trams (image credit: Jorudan)

Masabi and Jorudan have launched Mobility as a Service (MaaS) mobile ticketing in the Japanese cities of Oita, Sapporo, Asahikawa, Kumamoto, Oshima and Tsuchiura.

Masabi says tickets for transit services are now available via Jorudan's Japan Transit Planner and Norikae Annai apps, helping to improve safe access of public transport. 

Passengers can purchase one-day passes for both Oita Bus and the Sapporo Streetcar tram network.

Riders can obtain one-day or two-day passes for buses operated by Asahikawa Denkikidou and Oshima Bus, along with one-day passes for Kumamoto City Transportation Bureau's entire tram network.

Meanwhile, Tsuchiura MaaS Promotion Council is to offer a MaaS Mobile Ticket, which includes tickets for city buses, Kasumigaura sightseeing pleasure boat tickets and gourmet shopping.

Masabi's Justride software development kit has been integrated into both apps. 

Masabi CEO Brian Zanghi says: “Throughout the pandemic, we have been working alongside Jorudan to deploy a fare payment system for operators throughout Japan that is Covid-safe, and can encourage passengers back to public transport as the pandemic recedes. We are delighted to continue our work to simplify access to public transport across Japan, making it easier and safer to access for passengers throughout the country.”

Jorudan CEO Toshikazu Sato says the collaboration has provided safer transit payment in 17 towns and cities across Japan. 

“Now more than ever, the work we are doing to enable people to plan their journeys, buy their transport ticket and safely navigate the local area is essential,” Sato adds. 

Jorudan’s Japan Transit Planner and Norikae Annai apps are available to download from Google Play and the App Store. 


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