Masabi was selected by Saskatoon Transit to deliver a next generation fare payment system utilizing its Justride platform.
The new mobile and account-based ticketing solution will transform the passenger experience by allowing Saskatoon Transit riders to control a single mobility account and ride across the city safely and seamlessly by tapping their mobile phones or smartcard to travel. Riders will be able to pre-purchase tickets and passes from their phones or add money to their new stored value accounts and simply tap their mobile or smartcard on the validator when boarding the bus. This will allow customers to ride across the Saskatoon Transit system without having to select their fare or buy a ticket in advance. Instead, Justride automatically calculates and deducts the correct fare from riders’ accounts, applying best-fare policies where appropriate.
The new Saskatoon mobile app will include mobile ticketing and stored value wallets, which will also be integrated into the Transit app using Masabi’s Justride Software Development Kit (SDK), enabling a Mobility-as-a-Service experience, enabling riders to plan their journeys, get real-time updates, pay their fares, and connect Saskatoon Transit with complementary transportation options, all in a single app. Account-based Saskatoon Transit-branded smartcards will also be enabled, all tied together by seamless mobile and web-based account management. The new system will also allow users to up their account using cash.
As part of the deployment, Masabi will install fare validators across the entire Saskatoon Transit fleet, designed to read 2D barcode, printed or displayed on screen, smartcards, and also offer the agency an upgrade path to supporting contactless EMV bank cards. Masabi will also be working with partner Trapeze who provide Intelligent Transportation Systems (CAD/AVL), Mobility Planning & Scheduling, Workforce Management, Business Intelligence, and Traveler Experience solutions for Saskatoon Transit.