The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCG) and Masabi launched a new cashless mobile ticketing to make using and paying for public transit safer and easier throughout California’s Central Valley.
EZHub, which is available in the Vamos Mobility App from Kyyti, will allow transit riders to purchase tickets for any of the seven participating transit systems in the region: San Joaquin RTD, Manteca Transit, Tracer, eTrans, Altamont Corridor Express (ACE Rail), GrapeLine, and City of Ripon. This will cover the regional bus and rail transit services throughout San Joaquin County and local bus transit service in the cities of Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Tracy, and Escalon. Talks are ongoing to expand the app’s functionality beyond San Joaquin County, and to add further mobility partners. The app, powered by Masabi's Justride Fare Payments-as-a-Service platform, is currently available in both the App Store and Google Play.
“The launch of EZHub represents the dawn of a new era for transit riders in San Joaquin County,” said Diane Nguyen, deputy director at SJCOG. “From now on, not only will people be able to buy their tickets at any time, anywhere, but that ticket will take them wherever they want to go in San Joaquin County, saving the hassle of keeping track of multiple tickets, schedules, and services across different agencies.”
“At Masabi, our Fare-Payments-as-a-Service approach to fare collection has brought time and cost-saving innovation to all sizes of transit agency across the world,” said Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi. “Now, more than ever, when passenger safety is paramount, the reassurance of a fully contactless rider experience combined with an easier way to reach destinations throughout the region means that journeys can be undertaken safely and conveniently.”