Royale provides transit agencies the opportunity to integrate their offerings into a unified “Mobility-as-a-Service” bundle. - Photo: Transit

Royale provides transit agencies the opportunity to integrate their offerings into a unified “Mobility-as-a-Service” bundle.

Photo: Transit

Transit has announced more than 20 agencies have subscribed to Royale, an subsciption feature in the Transit app with Mobility-as-a-Service functionality and ridership insights.

With Transit Royale, riders get features like more routing options to pick their journey in Transit’s trip planner and early access to new features like Transit’s schedule change viewer, providing an alert on holidays and planned service adjustments. 

Agencies can give riders personalized emoji avatars while they ride, plus a special app icon and theme that matches their transit system’s identity. 

Transit Royale provides transit agencies the opportunity to integrate their offerings into a unified “Mobility-as-a-Service” bundle that combines real-time trip planning, mobile ticketing, and on-demand microtransit, as well as connecting modes like bikeshare and taxis.

C-Tran, Golden Empire Transit, LA Metro, Milton Transit, RideKC, and UTA, for example, are integrating on-demand microtransit into the app so riders can plan complete trips that connect with fixed-route service. 

Big Blue Bus, Golden Empire Transit, Milton Transit, NICE Bus, RTD, and Omnitrans, meanwhile, offer mobile ticketing directly within Transit so riders can plan, track, and pay for their trip in one app.

With a single Transit account, riders can access mobile ticketing through Bytemark, Masabi, and Token Transit across more than 60 transit systems; bikeshare with PBSC and BCycle; and on-demand microtransit from Padam Mobility, RideCo, Spare Labs, and Via.

When agencies subscribe to Royale, they get a direct line to riders that helps agency staff with  their ridership needs.

Transit agencies that are newly subscribed to Royale include:

  • ABQ Ride in Albuquerque, NM
  • Big Blue Bus in Santa Monica, CA
  • C-Tran in Vancouver, WA
  • CARTA in Charleston, SC
  • Cornwall Transit in Cornwall, ON
  • CW Ride systems in Oregon’s Cascades West region
  • FAST in Fairfield, CA
  • Golden Empire Transit in Bakersfield, CA
  • Knoxville Area Transit in Knoxville, TN (official launch March 28)
  • Loudoun County Transit in Loudoun County, VA (first system operated by Keolis North America to upgrade to Royale)
  • Metro in Los Angeles County, CA 
  • Milton Transit in Milton, ON
  • Monterey-Salinas Transit in Monterey, CA
  • NICE Bus in Nassau County, NY
  • Omnitrans in San Bernardino, CA
  • RideKC in Kansas City, MO
  • RTD in Denver, CO
  • SolTrans in Vallejo, CA
  • UTA in Salt Lake City, UT
  • WeGo Public Transit in Nashville, TN

These agencies join RTA in Dayton, OH, DTA in Duluth, MN, RTS in Rochester, NY, and Metro Transit in St. Louis, MO, which were announced as the first agencies to become Royale subscribers in November 2021, according to the company’s news release.

“Since Guillaume and I started Transit a decade ago, our mission has been to help people get around without their own car. As the company has grown, we’ve always put public transit first, working closely with our partners across the industry to bring everything riders need together in one place,” said Sam Vermette, CEO of Transit. “Thanks to Royale, our team is working hand-in-hand with agencies to build the best, most complete mobile app and giving public transit riders the experience they deserve.”

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