Masabi announced the latest expansion of EZfare, a fare payment platform now used by 16 transit agencies across Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and now West Virginia.
EZfare has announced Ohio’s Community Action Agency (CAA) of Columbiana County and its on-demand transportation service Community Action Rural Transit System (CARTS) has launched a new mobile ticketing solution joining EZfare. This will allow CAA-CARTS riders to schedule and pay for travel using the app and web portal, according to Masabi's news release.
In West Virginia, Kanawha Valley Regional Transit Transportation Authority (KRT) has agreed to join EZfare, making them the 16th agency in the largest regional payments system in the US, and expanding its reach to four states. Once deployed, KRT riders will be able to buy passes in the EZfare app and then realize the benefits for its riders.
These two agencies have joined 14 others across Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky that already sell tickets on the EZfare regional fare payment system. With the addition of CAA-CARTS and KRT, Masabo said EZfare becomes a quad-state mobile ticketing platform.
The EZfare app enables customers to purchase fares anytime and travel to their destinations with the use of their smartphone.
“We are excited about the continued expansion of NEORide and its EZfare. By bringing agencies of all sizes together we are able to work cooperatively to bring affordable passenger services to transportation riders across the Midwest," said Katherine Conrad, Director at NEORide. "By expanding payment services, NEORide agencies can continue to provide reliable, easy to use, and safe access to transportation for those who need it most.”