Commuting in LA just got easier with the introduction of Apple Pay® for Metrolink riders
Los Angeles, May 21st, 2018 – Today, Metrolink announced that it’s now even easier to avoid traffic and purchase a ticket for commuter rail services with the introduction of Apple Pay® for the Metrolink mobile ticketing app. The addition of Apple Pay® enables customers to purchase tickets with just a tap, eliminating the need to type in any credit card numbers, billing info or security codes to complete a transaction.
The use of Apple Pay® is fast, secure and part of a technology transformation investment Metrolink has made over the past seven months, which includes a new website and GPS train tracker, as well as the launch of ‘Scan & Go’ that lets Metrolink App users scan their phones at Metro Rail gates to seamlessly continue their journeys.
“Currently, more than 40 percent of our riders are using the Metrolink mobile app to buy their tickets, benefitting from convenience and time savings,” said Metrolink Chair Andrew Kotyuk. “As part of our focus on customer service, we are adding Apple Pay so riders have even more choices.”
To use Apple Pay®, customers log in to Metrolink’s mobile app, select a ticket or pass, choose "Pay with Apple Pay®" and complete the payment using the Touch ID® or Face ID® feature. Apple Pay® is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards.
The Metrolink App is powered by Masabi’s market leading Justride Mobility Platform.
“We’re very excited to offer Apple Pay® as another payment option to Metrolink commuter rail riders.” said Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi. “Our primary goal at Masabi is increasing the convenience of public transit, and making payments as seamless as possible is one way we further that mission every day.”
For more information on Metrolink’s technology transformation, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.
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ABOUT MASABI (www.masabi.com)
Masabi is the global leader in mobile ticketing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based fare collection for transit. Masabi’s Justride is a cloud-based mobility platform unifying 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 around the globe to deliver innovation quickly, delighting passengers and reducing costs, while increasing efficiency and data insights.
Masabi works in partnership with more than thirty leading transit agencies and operators in North America, Europe, Australia and around the globe, including; New York MTA, Arriva, National Express, Keolis, Thames Clippers, Boston MBTA, LA Metrolink, The Hague and Las Vegas RTC. It has offices in London, New York, Boston and Cluj and investors include Mastercard and Keolis.
ABOUT METROLINK (www.metrolinktrains.com)
Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 25th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.