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RTC of Southern Nevada debuts multimodal payment to Transit app

Posted on January 6, 2020

Starting today, passes for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) are now available in ​Transit, the mobile application used by riders to plan their journey, track their ride, make multimodal connections — and now, pay for their trip.

Transit ​ helps people find new routes by combining RTC buses, the Las Vegas Monorail, and RTC Bike Share, as well as first- and last-mile operators like Uber and Lyft. The addition of RTC passes to Transit, in collaboration with RTC’s fare payment provider ​Masabi​, makes the app an even more helpful all-in-one solution for Southern Nevada’s mobility needs.

To purchase a pass with ​Transit, tap the “Buy ticket” button next to the RTC logo inside the app. Transit ​ guides users through a step-by-step process to choose a fare type, enter payment information, and activate their pass, which is then validated at a scanner onboard the bus. Transit ​ users can purchase full-fare passes, as well as reduced fares and UNLV student passes using a valid card ID. Riders can also keep passes in a wallet inside ​Transit ​ and use them when they’re ready to ride.

When RTC riders purchase a pass in ​Transit, they’re also gaining the ability to purchase tickets with a single tap when visiting more than a dozen other cities across North America. With a Transit ​ account, riders have a unified sign-in that allows them to enter their payment information just once to purchase multimodal tickets from a growing family of operators and fare payment providers, like the RTC and Masabi, working towards an open and connected system of mobility options across the U.S. and Canada.

Today’s announcement is a key step toward open “mobility as a service” standards that make it easy for the public to find, connect, and pay for mobility options from multiple providers, including public transportation, ridehail, bikeshare, carshare, scooters, and more, in a single app.

The addition of RTC passes in ​Transit ​ is already having an impact. Since December 18, ​Transit has been rolling out RTC passes to a small subset of users, who have already purchased more than 400 passes over the holiday period. With today’s announcement, RTC pass sales are available in ​Transit ​ to all riders, who just need to download the latest version from the App Store or Google Play.

Transit is available to download for iPhone and Android at ​www.transitapp.com​.

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