New transit app with EZFare allows bus riders to plan, pay and track trips, works with TANK, Metro, BCRTA


Plan. To pay. Track. It’s that simple with the new EZFare functionality in the Transit app rolled out on October 23 to serve Metro riders, Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) and Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA).

The agencies have teamed up with Transit App, the leader in real-time public transport tracking, and Masabi, specializing in mobile ticketing, to create the new EZFare feature within the Transit app, making it a one-stop shop. unique for public transport users across the region.

The Transit app with EZFare allows passengers to:

• Plan their trip through three public transport systems

• Pay for your ticket with your smartphone – no need for exact change

• Buy tickets and keep them for future use

• Follow their bus in real time

• Purchase the new $ 5 Metro / TANK day pass, which allows unlimited rides all day on both transit systems

The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky has been an integral part of the Northern Kentucky community, serving Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati for over 40 years. Almost 4 million passengers each year rely on more than 100 TANK buses across the region to get them where they need to be. TANK is on the web at www.tankbus.org.

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“With the launch of the regional app, we have also launched a new pass to make regional travel between TANK and Metro easier and more affordable,” said Andrew Aiello, Managing Director of TANK. “A $ 5 Metro / TANK day pass is now available on the app, valid for travel on any TANK route and within metro area 1.

The EZFare feature in the Concept Transit App was developed for NEORide, which is made up of 13 transit agencies across Ohio and northern Kentucky dedicated to developing and promoting regional public transportation services. NEORide partners include BCRTA, Laketran, Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit, Medina County Public Transit, Akron METRO, PARTA, SARTA, SORTA (Metro), TARTA, WRTA and TANK.

“This app creates new opportunities for better regional mobility,” said Aiello. “We are excited to be a part of the project and look forward to being able to offer passengers better, easier and more convenient payment options. “

The Transit app is free and available on iOS and Android smartphones.

The new app will replace Metro’s existing Cincy EZRide app, which will stop selling metro tickets on October 23. Passengers with tickets in their Cincy EZRide wallet after October 23 will have until June 30, 2020 to use these tickets.

To learn more about the app, visit www.go-metro.com/transitapp or www.tankbus.org/fares/mobile-ticketing.

“This new all-in-one app makes driving Metro, TANK and BCRTA easier than ever,” said Darryl Haley, Interim CEO of Metro. “This is just one of the many ways we are working to reinvent Metro to better serve our customers by providing user-requested amenities that enhance our service and take the guesswork out of ‘which bus should I take,’ what is the price and when does my bus arrive? ‘ to use public transport.

Metro, TANK and BCRTA will host an app launch celebration on October 23 in Government Square with app demos, giveaways, prizes, and free food for customers. Activities will take place between 6.30-8.30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.-5.30 p.m.

Customers who download the Transit app and purchase a pass of any amount between October 23-25 ​​will receive a free Metro / TANK day pass of $ 5 in their app wallet.

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