Masabi announced the launch of the BCTA Mobile Ticketapp for the Beaver County Transit Authority (BCTA).
Powered by the Justride platform, the app lets riders buy tickets and passes anytime, anywhere, using their smartphones.
The BCTA Mobile Ticket app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. It allows riders of BCTA services to purchase and use fare products such as single ride, day pass, 11 Ride, 7-Day pass, 31-Day pass ,and reduced fares directly from their mobile device. Group travel is also possible with multiple tickets purchased using the same device.
“More and more, people are using their smartphones in almost all aspects of their daily life, and this makes mobile ticketing a logical choice for agencies of all sizes,” said Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi. “The change in people’s behaviors brought about by social distancing requirements has made mobile ticketing and the move towards more contactless journeys a must-have for transit agencies. We’re delighted to be working with Beaver County to launch a network-wide mobile ticketing option for their riders, helping passengers and agency staff to stay safe and fast-forwarding public transit to a contactless future.”
As part of the project new validation devices have been installed across the entire BCTA bus fleet.
Passengers scan their encrypted mobile passes on the devices when boarding the bus, with an audible beep and a colored screen identifying the ticket as valid for use. The validation units are powered by Masabi’s Justride Inspect software. Riders can also use a new web portal service to purchase tickets to use with the BCTA Mobile Ticket app.
“BCTA is pleased to have partnered with Masabi on the mobile ticketing app," said Mary Jo Morandini, BCTA GM. “Customers will now find it faster and easier than ever to pay fares. A rider installs the BCTA Mobile Ticket app on their smartphone and they never have to deposit coins or tickets in the fare box again. Riders board the bus and simply scan the barcode appearing on their phone on validation devices installed on the buses. And for those without a smartphone, a ticket can be printed from their computer and scanned on all fixed route buses."