Masabi, the global leader in transit mobile ticketing and innovative fare collection, and Transit App, North America’s leading urban transport application, have today announced a partnership to simplify the transit experience through a mutual integration, providing a seamless link between real-time customer information, journey planning, and ticket purchase.
The partnership will see Masabi and Transit App exchange APIs, allowing customers to effortlessly plan their transit journeys in real-time accompanied by the option to purchase and store transit tickets on their devices. By leveraging the millions of users on both platforms, Masabi and Transit App are uniquely positioned to provide travelers with a seamless, continuous experience for sustainable urban transport.
Masabi’s award-winning Mobile Ticketing platform, JustRide, is a cloud-based, deployment-proven, end-to-end mobile ticketing and fare collection system in use in cities across the world. It comprises services for ticket purchase, display, and inspection, together with back-end infrastructure for secure payments, ticket management, customer service, reporting and real-time analytics.
Transit App’s mobile application integrates sustainable urban transport systems in over 100 cities across North America and Europe. Designed for everyday travel, Transit App provides instant access to information about all nearby transport options, including real-time departures, a-to-b trip planning, and service disruptions. Recently, Transit App partnered with PBSC Urban Solutions, a world leader in bike-sharing systems, to enable mobile bike share payment and unlocking – a first in North America.
“The smartphone continues to revolutionize the rider’s relationship with public transport and applications such as Transit App are characteristic of this shift,” said Josh Robin, VP North America at Masabi. “With the integration of Masabi’s Mobile Ticketing platform and Transit App’s industry-leading urban transport application, users will be able to plan and execute their full trip on their handsets.”
“We’re constantly striving to remove frustration and inconvenience from the daily commute,“ said Jake Sion, Head of Strategy & Development for Transit App. “Integrating Masabi’s world class ticketing solution is a natural extension of our mobility platform that will delight our millions of active users around the world.”
Masabi, is the leader in transit mobile ticketing and payments, delivering end-to-end fare payment systems that deliver significant cost savings while revolutionizing the customer experience. Masabi’s JustRide system signals the end of ticket lines, lost tickets, and fumbling for cash by allowing passengers to quickly and securely buy and display tickets on their mobile phones. Masabi enables transit agencies to move away from traditional, capital-intensive “locked-in” systems, such as smartcards and costly customized ticket machines, to a flexible, open system that transforms passengers’ travel experience today and offers a roadmap to NFC and open payments in the future. Masabi is backed by Fontinalis Partners, m8 Capital and MMC Ventures.
The company’s scalable cloud-based technology already processes transactions totaling more than $110 million per year, handles millions of connections per day, and is working with 22 global transit agencies and retail brands, including: Virgin Trains, First Group, Boston’s MBTA, San Diego MTS as well as recently winning the contract to deliver mobile ticketing for New York’s MTA. Masabi has offices in New York, Boston, and London.
Transit solves the urban commute in over 130 cities worldwide. Right on launch, the app displays all nearby transport options and departure times in big text and bright colors. Users can easily navigate public transit with accurate real-time predictions, simple multimodal trip planning, and step-by-step navigation. The app also integrates other sustainable transport modes — bikesharing, carsharing and Uber — so users can determine the best way to get from A to B. With millions of active users, Transit has emerged as the leading public transport app in North America. The company is based in Montreal, QC.
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