St. Louis Metro Transit riders are now able to purchase MetroBus and MetroLink fares directly from their mobile device using Transit, the official app of Metro Transit. The app is already used by tens of thousands of transit riders in the St. Louis region to plan their trip, track their ride, and make multimodal connections — and now, it will let them pay for their transit trip, too.
The app’s new mobile fare feature is part of Metro Transit’s efforts to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and keep both passengers and transit employees safe by providing a contactless, visually validated fare option. Metro Transit is excited to expand its partnership with Transit, which has become an indispensable part of every commute — and continues to provide up-to-date information for public transit riders. The addition of mobile ticketing to the app, thanks to a collaboration with Masabi, makes the app an even more useful all-in-one solution for riders.
“Working with our partners at Transit and Masabi, we have been able to quickly bring this mobile fare feature online, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this convenient new option to our riders,” said Jessica Mefford-Miller, executive director of Metro Transit. “Mobile ticketing not only supports the health and safety of our riders and operators during this pandemic, but also provides all of our customers with a better transit experience. Using Transit, you can now plan your trip, pay for your trip, check on the real-time status of your bus and more, all from your mobile device.”
Metro Transit joins more than a dozen other agencies offering mobile ticketing with Transit, including those in Cincinnati, Denver, and Las Vegas. Mobile ticketing in Transit is made possible through Masabi’s Justride SDK, which allows Transit to request fare types, make payments, and deliver visual and dynamic barcode tickets to riders through secure ticket wallets.