First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
NeoRide, a consortium of seven Ohio transit agencies and Masabi
, is to launch a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment app called EZfare.
Ben Capelle, NeoRide board chair, says users “won’t need cash, they won’t have to stand in line at transit stations to pay fares or obtain transfers”.
EZfare is available to riders in Laketran, Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority and Portage Area Regional Transit Authority. NeoRide’s other partner agencies - the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, Metro RTA, Medina County Public Transit and the Western Reserve Transit Authority - will launch the system in October.
Masabi says its Justride software development kit will allow users to buy EZfare tickets within Transit, a North America-based real-time journey planning app.