The Woodlands Express App Now Available Across All Bus Services
The Woodlands Township has launched a mobile ticketing app for riders of The Woodlands Express Park and Ride bus service, a technology-based alternative to traditional paper tickets. Tickets can now be bought anytime, anywhere, using the new app. The Woodlands Express Park and Ride service provides a comfortable, convenient and economical way to commute from The Woodlands to Houston, and new this year, offers reverse commute.
The new mobile ticketing app is available for free download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Riders may purchase tickets on their smartphones anytime, anywhere and display them when boarding the bus. Riders using the app can pay for tickets using a credit or debit card, or via digital payment services such as Masterpass. Both round-trip tickets and ticket books, which give riders 20 round-trip tickets, are available. Once purchased, the tickets work offline and are stored in the app.
“This new service will significantly simplify and improve the overall transit experience for our riders,” said The Woodlands Township Chairman of the Board Gordy Bunch. “We are excited to be deploying this new mobile ticketing app in partnership with Masabi, the app developer, and look forward to the response from our riders.”
“Masabi is committed to making public transit journeys as simple as possible,” said Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi. “We’re delighted to be working with such an innovative organization as the Township to help improve the experience for park and ride customers in The Woodlands.”
The Woodlands Township is using the market leading Justride Platform from Masabi to power the new app. With over 40 clients across 4 continents the Justride Mobility Platform is the most widely deployed end-to-end mobile and account-based ticketing solution in operation, serving the largest agency in the USA to the smallest bus operator. As part of the deployment, Justride will be using Mastercard Payment Gateway Services to enable simple, safe and secure in-app digital payments
Masabi provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ticketing and payments to public transport agencies around the globe. Its cloud-based fare collection platform, Justride, unifies account-based and pre-pay ticketing into a single configurable solution. Justride’s SaaS architecture, ‘Mobile First‘ approach and BYOT philosophy, allow transport providers of all sizes to deliver innovation quickly, delighting passengers and reducing costs, while increasing efficiency and data insights.
Masabi is the category creator for transit mobile ticketing and with over 40 clients across 4 continents the Justride Mobility Platform is the most widely deployed end-to-end mobile and account-based ticketing solution in operation, serving the largest agency in the USA to the smallest bus operator.
The company’s Justride SDK is the world’s first and only mobile ticketing SDK for public transport allowing partners such as Uber, Kisio and Transit to request fare types, make payments, and deliver visual and barcode mobile tickets to a passenger within their applications. It has offices in London, New York, Boston and Cluj and investors include Mastercard and Keolis.