Ticketing & Urban Mobility Blog

James Gooch

Head of Marketing at Masabi.
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13-Aug-2018 12:39:48

The Woodlands Township Launch New Mobile Ticketing Application

The Woodlands Express App Now Available Across All Bus Services   The Woodlands Township has ...
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07-Aug-2018 10:56:02

Masabi Deploys Mobile Ticketing Service in Spain with Lurraldebus

LurTicket uses Justride SDK to Deliver Multi-Language Mobile Ticketing for Intercity Bus Passengers ...
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01-Aug-2018 16:12:23

Buy Your Ticket Anytime, Anywhere, with BreezePass, the New Mobile Ticketing App for Palmetto Breeze and The Breeze Trolley

App available for new Hilton Head Island Trolley and bus services across five Lowcountry counties   ...
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23-Jul-2018 14:01:00

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Adds Masterpass and Apple Pay to the SMART eTickets App

New Payment Options Makes Commuting Even Easier with Secure & Fast Ways to Pay   Petaluma and New ...
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16-Jul-2018 10:23:32

Xplore Dundee: Re-launched App is Just the m-Ticket!

Xplore Dundee’s mobile ticketing app has been relaunched with a shiny new look and some special ...
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22-Jun-2018 16:54:24

Riding the Bus in Colorado Gets Even Easier as Bustang Mobile Ticketing App Adds Masterpass and Apple Pay

New Payment Options Offer Easy, Secure, & Fast Ways to Pay   Denver, CO and New York, NY – June ...
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21-May-2018 19:25:18

Apple Pay® now available on the Metrolink App

Commuting in LA just got easier with the introduction of Apple Pay® for Metrolink riders   Los ...
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08-May-2018 11:35:42

New Mobility Survey Finds Over ⅓ of Americans are Combining Public Transit with Ridesharing

 Findings reveal public transit riders are motivated first and foremost by convenience and are ...
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18-Apr-2018 12:26:55

Masabi and Chalo Partner to Target $66.5Bn Indian Public Transport Market with Combined Mobile Ticketing and Information Offering

Companies combine market-leading journey planning and mobile ticketing offerings to make public ...
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11-Apr-2018 15:34:44

Masabi and Uber Announce First-of-its-Kind Ride-Sharing and Public Transit Ticketing Partnership

Integration will enable Uber users to book and display public transit tickets within the app, ...
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27-Mar-2018 17:19:23

National Express West Midlands App Sells One Million Tickets with 55% Using the Bus More Since Downloading

National Express West Midlands is celebrating innovating - after selling a million tickets via the ...
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07-Mar-2018 13:17:45

Masabi Selected as a Future Fifty UK Tech Leader

Company Joins Tech City UK Backed Scheme that has Previously Included Deliveroo, Transferwise and ...
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06-Mar-2018 16:43:13

Apple Pay Now Available on the MBTA mTicket App

Boston - March 6th 2018 - MBTA Commuter Rail and Ferry customers can now purchase fares using Apple ...
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05-Feb-2018 10:22:37

Dundee Bus Operator Launches New Mobile Ticketing App With Discounted Tickets for Cashless Travel

Xplore Dundee unveils mobile app enabling passengers to buy tickets anytime, anywhere.  London and ...
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31-Jan-2018 09:00:00

External Orders API: National Express & Masabi Win Transport Ticketing Award 2018

National Express West Midlands and Masabi have been recognised with a prestigious Transport ...
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22-Jan-2018 09:59:56

Top 8 Things Not to Miss at Transport Ticketing Global 2018

One of the highlights of the fare collection calendar is Transport Ticketing Global in London. This ...
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08-Jan-2018 12:12:50

Masabi Brings Mobile Ticketing to Los Angeles Metro Rail for Metrolink Riders

Riders can now transfer from Metrolink to Metro Rail using mobile app, eliminating the need to ...
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21-Dec-2017 19:09:36

Riding the Bus in Colorado Just Got Easier With The New Bustang Mobile Ticketing App

The new JustRide Bustang app allows passengers to purchase tickets anytime, anywhere   Denver and ...
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21-Dec-2017 10:27:28

Year in Review: 21 Day Deployments, 17 New Clients, 16 Validation Customers, 14 Agency Deployments, 5 New Products, 2 SDK Partnerships and Much More...

With the start of a new year it’s time to reflect on another successful 12 months here at Masabi. ...
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18-Dec-2017 10:55:39

Use your Smartphone as Ticket Machine and Ticket for Bus Travel in Anchorage, Alaska

People Mover Launches Mobile Ticketing App  Anchorage and New York – December 18th 2017.  ...
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07-Dec-2017 22:30:00

No More Waiting in Line as Manly Fast Ferry Launches Mobile Ticketing

Use your Smartphone as your Ticket for Fast Ferry Travel in Sydney   Sydney, Australia – December ...
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13-Nov-2017 10:08:34

Adelaide Metro Working with Masabi to Become Australia’s First Transit System to Trial Mobile Ticketing

Successful Smartphone Ticketing System Live in US, UK, France and The Netherlands Now Testing in ...
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30-Oct-2017 13:00:23

Masabi, Keolis and FAMOCO unveil Mass Market Mobile Ticket Validator

Next generation device at a quarter the cost of alternatives brings mobile ticket validation to a ...
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24-Oct-2017 17:06:39

Ticketless Fares - The Benefits of Account-Based Ticketing

Account-Based Ticketing is a ticketless way of allowing people to travel, meaning they tap or scan ...
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09-Oct-2017 15:06:33

Masabi Launches Account-Based Ticketing at APTA 2017

New Justride Capabilities Mean Passengers No Longer Need to Buy a Ticket Before Traveling.   ...
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09-Oct-2017 14:52:48

Transit App Integrates Masabi’s Justride SDK to Offer Integrated Ticketing to Agencies in North America

Getting from a to b just got easier with best-of-breed mobile ticketing and journey planning in a ...
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09-Oct-2017 12:22:09

The 7 step 'Mobile First' approach to delivering Account-Based Ticketing and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)

In the past, transport providers either gave you old fashioned paper tickets, magnetic tickets and ...
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06-Oct-2017 17:23:22

Our New Brand: Using Public Transit is Easier With Masabi

Masabi Has A New Logo & Brand Identity! Masabi has grown and evolved considerably over the past few ...
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26-Sep-2017 12:17:35

4 Things We’re Looking Forward to at the APTA Expo 2017

With 12,000 visitors, 800+ exhibitors, 55+ learning zone sessions and 3 days of exciting events, it ...
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30-Aug-2017 13:30:00

Masabi Launches Mobile Ticketing in San Francisco Bay Area with Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)

New Californian commuter rail service launches using market-leading ticketing technology   New ...
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24-Aug-2017 10:34:19

Improving Rochester's Public Transit Starts with Better Access and Innovation

With its population of 1.5 million sprawling across nine different counties and high rates of ...
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13-Jul-2017 15:11:12

RTC surpasses 100,000 mobile bus passes sold on its rideRTC app

Mobile ticketing and free Wi-Fi add efficiency and productivity for riders   New York and Las ...
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06-Jul-2017 09:30:00

Masabi Continues Global Expansion Bringing Mobile Ticketing to The Hague, The Netherlands

Company Adds Another Major City, Building on Successes in Athens, Boston, London, Los Angeles, New ...
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27-Jun-2017 13:00:00

Three Steps Columbus Can Take to Realize its Smart City Aspirations

When Columbus, OH won the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge in 2015, the city ...
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26-Jun-2017 09:00:00

Two French Cities Go Live with Mobile Ticketing using Masabi’s JustRide SDK

First Launches in Orleans and Montargis with “Plan-Book-Ticket” Apps, Developed by Strategic ...
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23-Jun-2017 11:51:09

Montargis France: Masabi and Keolis on route to delivering 100% digital ticketing

Since 17 February 2017, passengers in the Amelys Montargis network have been able to purchase and ...
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14-Jun-2017 14:04:12

Masabi Launches JustRide Mobile Ticketing with Fire Island Ferries in New York State

Global leader in mobile ticketing deploys system in just three weeks   New York and Fire Island, NY ...
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06-Jun-2017 14:33:23

Keolis confirms its leading position in connected mobility with the launch of an “all-in-one” digital app to plan travel, book and validate tickets

Keolis successfully launched its all-in-all digital solution which allows users to plan their ...
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31-May-2017 12:27:37

Mastercard Set to Transform Cyberjaya’s Smart City into A Cashless Hub

Enhancing the technology hub’s payments and smart city ecosystem with industry partners, Cyberview, ...
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10-May-2017 10:00:00

What is Mobility as a Service (MaaS)?

If you are involved in the public transport industry, it will not be long before you hear the term ...
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11-Apr-2017 17:00:00

Why Transit Infrastructure Must Come First

When the first phase of the long-anticipated Second Avenue subway expansion in New York City opened ...
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10-Apr-2017 08:00:00

How to Bring Mobile Ticketing to Metro – Mobile Ticketing 2.0

Metro rail operators seeking to reduce station congestion and maximise passenger throughput can ...
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07-Apr-2017 07:51:15

The Winner of Public Transport App of the Year 2017 is... Masabi's JustRide!

On Wednesday the 5th of April at the prestigious SmartRail Innovation Awards during SmartRail ...
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13-Mar-2017 13:00:00

Ticketing Tips: The ‘Mobile First’ Approach to Delivering Infrastructure for Smart Cities

In this video Masabi Co-Founder and Head of Innovation, explains the 'Mobile First' approach to ...
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16-Feb-2017 09:05:23

How the Mobile Phone is Cutting Bus Dwell Times in Half

Mobile ticketing, in which the mobile phone replaces the long-established paper ticket, is now a ...
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13-Feb-2017 11:35:45

Masabi and Mastercard Shortlisted for Global Mobile Award at Mobile World Congress 2017

Later this month the great and the good of the mobile industry will be gathering in Barcelona for ...
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02-Feb-2017 13:20:35

How to progress from visual bus mobile tickets to barcode – Mobile Ticketing 2.0

Mobile ticketing within the bus market has been commonly deployed using a visual ticket, which is ...
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31-Jan-2017 15:00:00

Smart Cities Don’t Need to Take Cash

It’s printed on all the bills produced by the United States Department of Treasury: “This note is ...
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27-Jan-2017 11:11:40

Masabi Wins Smart City Prize at Transport Ticketing Global Awards

Masabi has again been recognised at the transport ticketing industry’s top awards ceremony for its ...
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19-Jan-2017 11:01:58

Masabi Launches JustRide Express - Transit Mobile Ticketing from $1,999 per Month

Global leader in mobile ticketing unveils rapidly deployable service for mid-market transport ...
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17-Jan-2017 09:00:00

4 Key Principles for Smart City Solutions

Selecting the right smart city solutions is difficult. There are a lot of new, innovative and ...
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14-Dec-2016 09:00:00

Masabi Announces JustRide SDK Bringing Mobile Ticketing to Existing Transport, Mapping, Messaging and Payment Apps

First Strategic Partner Keolis to Launch in Montargis, France Using Software Development Kit that ...
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08-Dec-2016 21:49:14

Governor Cuomo Announces MTA eTix Milestone With Over $47 Million in Ticket Sales

Percentage of Monthly MTA eTix Pass Purchases Triples and Percentage of Weekly MTA eTix Pass ...
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30-Nov-2016 13:00:00

Cash - The Fare Collection Headache

According to recent surveys from The Transit Wire and Mass Transit, cash and cash handling costs ...
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23-Nov-2016 15:00:00

Top Challenges Facing Fare Collection Teams Across North America

To better understand the  current fare collection challenges  transit agencies  are facing, we  ...
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21-Nov-2016 13:00:00

87% of North American Transit Agencies Plan to Implement Mobile Ticketing

According to a recent survey conducted by Mass Transit, passengers using their mobile phone to use ...
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16-Nov-2016 18:01:00

Riding Transit in Las Vegas Just Got Easier With Mobile Ticketing

RTC partners with industry leader Masabi to develop smartphone app rideRTC   Las Vegas, 16th ...
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14-Nov-2016 14:00:00

The Death of the Paper Ticket - Mobile Predicted to be Leading Ticket Media by 2021

According to a recent survey conducted by Mass Transit, passengers using paper tickets to use and ...
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07-Nov-2016 15:00:00

Mass Transit Research Reveals that 87% of US Transit Agencies Will Implement Mobile Ticketing

Boston, MA, November 7, 2016 -- Mass Transit today released the “Future of Fare Collection in ...
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07-Nov-2016 10:00:00

Bus passengers in Preston can now use their phone as their ticket

Preston, 5th November 2016 - We are excited to announce that the Preston Bus m-Tickets app is now ...
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01-Nov-2016 09:30:00

Preston Bus and Masabi Launch Mobile Ticketing to Speed Up Boarding by 9 Seconds Per Passenger

 Operator chose global leader in mobile ticketing with aim of reducing congestion and improving ...
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31-Oct-2016 11:53:15

National Express Bus and Masabi Bring Mobile Ticketing to Students in the West Midlands

Passengers from 10 Universities Can Now Buy Monthly Travel Passes on their Phones London, 31st ...
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26-Oct-2016 19:07:53

JustRide Named Transit App of the Year at SmartTransit Innovation Awards

Masabi is pleased to announce that the JustRide Platform, which has brought mobile ticketing to ...
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14-Oct-2016 15:50:14

Masabi Wins Smart City Industry Award

Masabi's JustRide has been recognised for its impact on sustainable mobility by winning a ...
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12-Oct-2016 23:08:18

Masabi Named a Finalist For Transit App of the Year

Masabi's JustRide App has been shortlisted for the 2016 SmartTransit Innovation Awards Transit App ...
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06-Oct-2016 09:56:41

Masabi Brings Masterpass and Apple Pay to New York MTA’s Mobile Ticketing

New Payment Options Offering Easy, Secure, & Fast Ways to Pay New York and London – October 6th ...
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15-Sep-2016 11:30:00

What is Account Based Ticketing?

Most traditional transport ticketing systems are ‘Card Centric.’ This means the travel information ...
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22-Aug-2016 11:00:00

How Cloud Computing, Open Standards & Commodity Hardware Are Changing Transit

This post explores how new technology, open standards, cloud computing and commodity hardware are ...
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17-Aug-2016 09:00:00

What is ‘Open Loop’ ticketing?

The term ‘Open Loop’ references the fact that the ticketing system leverages existing open ‘tokens’ ...
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05-Aug-2016 10:00:00

A Guide to Transport Three Letter Acronyms (TTLAs)

Switching industries and learning the new ‘language’ industry professionals use to communicate can ...
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19-Jul-2016 08:30:00

Public Transit Vs Uber & Lyft - Friend or Foe?

Urban mobility applications have sprung up around the needs of cities and their inhabitants, ...
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18-Jul-2016 08:30:00

Masabi and MBNA Thames Clippers Announce Mobile Ticketing Enhancements

Passengers on London’s River Bus to get latest version of Masabi’s JustRide solution boasting brand ...
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06-Jul-2016 15:34:59

New York Governor Announces Launch of the MTA eTix Mobile Ticketing

We are very excited to announce that yesterday New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed the ...
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05-Jul-2016 18:21:16

Masabi Launches Mobile Ticketing with New York’s MTA

Company set to transform ticketing experience for United States’ largest transit agency New York, ...
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15-Jun-2016 22:18:47

Enhancements Coming to MBTA’s Pioneering and Popular mTicketing System for Commuter Rail

BOSTON and LONDON, 15/06/2016 – The MBTA and Masabi, the leader in transit mobile ticketing and ...
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18-May-2016 13:00:00

Masabi Mobile Ticketing Coming to New York MTA

MTA eTix, to be Rolled out Next Month on Select Lines; Available to All LIRR & Metro-North ...
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12-May-2016 10:00:00

How can mobile ticketing help The Netherlands with its cash-on-bus issue?

On Friday the 12th of February 2016 the Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan announced that ...
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04-May-2016 09:00:00

Enabling Urban Mobility: The Lifeblood of the Smart City

Since the industrial revolution the pace of change within our cities has been dramatic, leading to ...
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18-Apr-2016 14:19:51

The Future of Transport Ticketing is 'Mobile First'

When moving away from your current paper or smartcard solution the standard answer is to install an ...
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31-Mar-2016 17:38:52

Metrolink’s mobile ticketing now available systemwide

Fans can also use the mobile app for Angels Express service Los Angeles and Boston, 31st March 2016 ...
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07-Mar-2016 11:04:46

Los Angeles' Metrolink Adds Convenience with Mobile Ticketing Launch

New Option Debuts on Metrolink's Inland Empire-Orange County Line Los Angeles and London, 7th March ...
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25-Feb-2016 09:00:00

The Future of Transport Ticketing: Bring Your Own Ticket (BYOT)

The coming years will see a huge shift away from the cost and hassle of transport providers ...
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23-Feb-2016 09:12:29

Mobile Ticketing Myths: Barcodes scan too slowly for use in mass transit.

This is the first post in an ongoing series where we will be looking at various ‘Mobile Ticketing ...
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12-Feb-2016 12:10:28

Arriva Trains Wales Win Mobile Technology Award at UK Rail Industry Awards 2016

On Wednesday the 11th February 2016 the great and the good of the UK Rail Industry gathered for the ...
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09-Feb-2016 09:00:00

The Journey to Account Based Ticketing

As a ticketing provider we often get asked to share our thoughts on the future of transport ...
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04-Feb-2016 14:11:23

Top 3 Benefits of Mobile Ticketing for Mass Transit

Whether traveling by rail, bus, ferry or tram, mobile ticketing allows transport providers ...
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03-Feb-2016 10:00:00

The Inaugural Transport and Smart City Leaders Breakfast, London 2016

The inaugural Transport and Smart City Leaders Breakfast took place last week in London. The event ...
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28-Jan-2016 15:33:13

Transport for Athens Wins Most Successful Mobile Ticketing Programme at Transport Ticketing Global Awards

And the winner of the Most Successful Mobile Ticketing Programme 2016 goes to....Masabi & Transport ...
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26-Jan-2016 08:00:00

Masabi Selected to Bring Mobile Ticketing to Los Angeles’ Metrolink

Rail passengers in Southern California will soon be able to use their smartphones to buy and ...
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12-Jan-2016 13:35:07

Mobile Ticketing to Dramatically Improve the Travel Experience for Millions of New Yorkers

During a news conference at the Brooklyn Transit Museum on Friday the 8th of January 2016, New ...
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10-Dec-2015 17:24:43

Video Interview: Making Transit Easier With Mobile

In this video Anthony Ha from Tech Crunch speaks to Masabi's Ben Whitaker about making transit ...
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07-Dec-2015 07:31:34

Mobile Ticketing Leader Masabi Secures $12m Growth Funding From Keolis, Lepe Partners, MasterCard, and MMC Ventures

Strategic Support from Leaders in Digital Payments and Transport to Speed Global Expansion of ...
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07-Dec-2015 07:26:54

Video: Mobile Ticketing Leader Masabi Secures $12m Growth Funding

 
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30-Nov-2015 10:50:36

Arriva Trains Wales and Masabi Pass 350,000 Mobile Ticket Sales

Queuing for tickets has become a thing of the past as passengers travel using their smartphones. ...
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30-Nov-2015 10:37:49

Masabi and Transdev Launch Mobile Ticketing In New Orleans

Transit Agency and Mobile Ticketing Provider Deploy Award-Winning JustRide Platform Citywide Across ...
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