Fare Payments-as-a-Service Blog

James Gooch

Head of Marketing at Masabi.
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16-Sep-2020 09:05:34

Masabi and Jorudan Mobility-as-a-Service expansion hits next delivery milestone with launch of mobile ticketing solution for the new network-wide Iyotetsu MaaS service

Passes across the Iyotetsu network now available in Jorudan’s trip planning app in both English and ...
15-Sep-2020 10:05:24

FTA grant will allow for integrated RTD, CDOT mobile ticketing on the Transit app in partnership with Masabi

Consider what a trip from Colorado’s Western Slope to Denver International Airport using public ...
09-Sep-2020 13:15:25

Moovit partners with EZfare and Masabi to make trip planning and paying easier and safer for riders across Ohio and Kentucky

Transit riders can now plan, pay, and ride multimodal journeys with 13 transit agencies, all within ...
03-Sep-2020 09:25:06

Masabi and Partner Jorudan continue Mobility-as-a-Service Expansion in Japan with Mobile Ticketing in-app Service for Kagoshima and Hachijo-jima

Companies continue to expand Japanese footprint with tickets and passes for public transport ...
01-Sep-2020 17:19:18

Transit app and Masabi launch Montreal’s first mobile fare solution for ARTM, covering all Montreal-area buses

120-minute bus pass from ARTM, powered by mobile ticketing provider Masabi, joins BIXI bikeshare ...
19-Aug-2020 17:15:47

Saskatoon Transit Awards Contract to Masabi to Deliver Next Generation Mobile and Account-Based Ticketing Solution

Fare Payments-as-a-Service platform will enable the latest ‘tap and ride’ fare payment technology ...
18-Aug-2020 14:53:53

Collier Area Transit Launch rideCAT Contactless Mobile Ticketing App with Partner Masabi

New touchless solution includes mobile app and electronic validation powered by Masabi’s Justride ...
14-Aug-2020 08:33:19

Everything You Need to Know About Contactless Ticketing for Public Transport (cEMV)

The rise of "contactless ticketing" burst onto the scene a few years ago with the roll out of ...
11-Aug-2020 09:05:49

EMT Valencia Launches Cashless Mobile Ticketing Solution with Partners Masabi, Mastercard and BBVA

This partnership will improve public transport safety and accessibility and see Valencia become ...
03-Aug-2020 09:14:01

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Launches in London

London, August, 3, 2020 – The first branded Uber Boat by Thames Clippers set sail on the River ...
22-Jul-2020 09:10:34

Masabi and Kyyti Partner to Deliver Best-of-Breed Mobility-as-a-Service Apps

London & Helsinki - July, 22nd 2020 - Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to ...
15-Jul-2020 14:06:18

EZfare Ticketing Launching with Journey Planning in Uber App for Riders Across Ohio and Kentucky

Customers can buy tickets, plan journeys and ride with 13 transit agencies – all from within the ...
06-Jul-2020 09:32:29

Calgary Transit Launch ‘My Fare’ Mobile Ticketing System in Partnership with Masabi

Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to public transit, today announced the ...
22-Jun-2020 19:05:00

St. Louis Metro Transit fares now available for purchase with official mobile app Transit in partnership with Masabi

Metro Transit riders are now able to purchase MetroBus and MetroLink fares directly from their ...
15-Jun-2020 11:40:10

SARTA and NEORide are awarded $1.9 Million from the FTA IMI Program for Innovative Regional Fare Payments Project

The grant will fund the purchase and installation of validators to use with the EZfare mobile ...
08-Jun-2020 09:30:06

Masabi and Littlepay Unveil ‘Contactless EMV in a Box’ Transport Ticketing Solution

Companies Partner on Simple, Scalable Solution for All Sizes of Transport Operator, Everywhere   ...
01-Jun-2020 14:15:16

Dayton RTA teams up with Masabi and Transit to launch Tapp Pay mobile fare payment option

During and after the COVID-19 crisis, RTA users will have a safe way to plan and pay for their trip ...
27-May-2020 11:27:30

Metro Magazine Webinar - Fare Payments-as-a-Service: A Better Way to Modernize Your Fare Collection System Post COVID-19

Will the new fare payments world post-pandemic be different to the one we left behind? We can ...
11-May-2020 08:47:32

Intelligent Transport Webinar. A New Fare Payments Reality: Ticketless, Cashless and ‘as a service’ (on-demand)

The fare payments industry is being dramatically affected by COVID-19. Although we don’t know how ...
06-May-2020 07:16:49

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)’s Ticketing Success Story: From Train to Ferry and straight into Central San Francisco

Number of tickets sold via mobile app increases by 146% in one year and now connects with ferry ...
23-Apr-2020 14:51:24

Trapeze and Masabi join forces to make transit payments simpler, faster and more convenient for riders

Powerful new collaboration delivers integrated, modern fare payment solution critical to ...
15-Apr-2020 14:02:58

Public Transportation Survey Finds Riders Rank Convenience as Their Highest Priority When Choosing Mass Transit

Today we are publishing findings from our latest survey report, Public Transit Research Report ...
01-Apr-2020 16:04:10

Coronavirus (Covid-19): useful resources for transit agencies and operators

We are living through challenging times as the world comes to terms with the global spread of ...
26-Mar-2020 12:43:41

Mobile Ticketing Live in Just 16 days for Nikko Kotsu Bus in Japan

It’s a new (world) record! Ok, so we couldn’t actually work out if it is a world record, but it is ...
19-Feb-2020 12:40:30

So Far So Good For Ticketing in Multiple MaaS Apps in Denver

RTD is the innovative transit agency serving Denver’s 3 million residents with a ridership of over ...
13-Feb-2020 09:20:55

Masabi Gets THREE Gongs at Transport Ticketing Global 2020 and Wins Ticketing Technology of the Year (again)

OK, let’s face it, outside of the fare payments industry the Transport Ticketing Global Awards are ...
06-Feb-2020 09:09:57

Shell Invests in Masabi to Help Make Public Transport Easier to Choose and Use

Global leader in mobile ticketing and Mobility-as-a-Service enabler for public transport announces ...
28-Jan-2020 10:57:07

Masabi, Mastercard and UniCredit Bank Deliver City-Wide Mobile Ticketing to Bucharest STB

Global Leader in Mobile Ticketing Partnering with Mastercard, UniCredit Bank and STB to Simplify ...
19-Nov-2019 11:20:42

The Future of Fare Payments: Account-Based Ticketing and MaaS

There are two hot topics at the forefront of every transport ticketing event in the industry at the ...
18-Nov-2019 09:36:19

30 Transit Agencies and Transport Operators in 5 Countries Deploy Practical Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the integration of different modes of transport and transit tools ...
07-Nov-2019 13:35:10

Placing Public Transport at the Center of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is the movement towards the integration of services that allows a ...
30-Oct-2019 10:52:15

Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road Introduce Mail&Ride eTix Delivery

Customers Can Now Receive Monthly Tickets Delivered via MTA eTix app   The MTA’s Metro-North ...
09-Oct-2019 15:31:02

NEORide, Masabi and Transit Get People Moving with Multi-Agency Mobile Ticketing App

  13 transit agencies to go live with EZfare app and Ticketing in Transit Ohio and New York – ...
07-Oct-2019 10:03:41

Masabi and Jorudan Launch Mobile Ticketing in two MaaS apps for Oita Bus in Japan

  Daily bus passes now available in Jorudan’s trip planning app in both English and Japanese   ...
01-Oct-2019 13:23:57

Top 4 Problems with Design and Build Bespoke Fare Collection Systems

The “Core” Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system used by transit agencies are still dominated by ...
24-Sep-2019 13:55:25

What is Fare Payments-as-a-Service?

Around the globe multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms have revolutionized ...
18-Sep-2019 09:33:18

Masabi and Japanese Partner Jorudan Launch Mobile Ticketing in Toyota City

Daily bus passes now available in Jorudan’s trip planning app in both English and Japanese London ...
17-Sep-2019 14:04:41

Mass Transit Survey Reveals Bespoke AFC Systems are Holding Agencies Back with 43% over a Decade Old and 59% ‘Hard’ or ‘Very Hard’ to Update

64% of agencies looking to implement Account-Based Ticketing, but struggling with bespoke ...
09-Sep-2019 17:09:30

RTD, Transit and Masabi today launch Transit in-app ticketing in Denver metro region

Transit accounts also debuts, enabling riders to purchase transit tickets and bikeshare passes in ...
21-Aug-2019 16:14:42

The Benefits of Buying on G-Cloud 11

In case you haven’t heard the news or read our previous blog post just yet, Masabi has been ...
01-Aug-2019 17:01:17

Transfort Launches Mobile and Account-Based Fare Collection System for Fort Collins’ Riders

In addition to mobile ticketing new service allows students to use their existing ID card to tap ...
31-Jul-2019 10:05:05

Why an 'Open API Centric' Approach to Fare Payments Matters

Upgrading your fare collection system in order to keep up with the pace of new ticketing ...
23-Jul-2019 14:24:33

How to buy using G-Cloud 11 - 5 Steps to Buying Mobile Ticketing for Public Transport

The procurement problem and the G-cloud 11 solution If you are a public sector IT buyer and have ...
09-Jul-2019 17:10:32

Uber Reveals Strong Initial Performance of Uber Transit in Denver

  DENVER (July 9, 2019) – With Uber Transit ticketing now available to all riders in Denver, Uber ...
03-Jul-2019 09:09:24

Jorudan and Masabi Launch Mobile Ticketing in Japan

Justride SDK Integration allows Jorudan users to access transport tickets for the Syoei Express Bus ...
25-Jun-2019 14:02:49

NEORide and Masabi Launch EZfare an Innovative Multi-Agency Cashless Mobile Ticketing App Making Riding Public Transit Easier than Ever Before

Justride Powers Journeys Across Multiple Transit Agencies Available via New EZFare App and ...
19-Jun-2019 16:00:43

Top 10 Fare Collection Trends (you need to be aware of!)

While the transport ticketing industry has seen rapid technological evolution in recent years, most ...
10-Jun-2019 08:16:27

Masabi Brings Contactless Tap and Ride Ticketing to Cities of Any Size and Budget with New Multi-Format Scanning Device

Justride Validator changes the economics of account-based ticketing for transport operators around ...
02-May-2019 16:02:53

RTD, Uber and Masabi Launch First-Ever Uber Transit Ticketing for Riders in Denver

Starting today, Uber users can buy RTD bus and train tickets in the Uber app   DENVER (May 2, 2019) ...
30-Apr-2019 14:00:34

Masabi Secures $20M to Accelerate Global Growth and Put Public Transit Ticketing into Leading Ride Hailing, Journey Planning and Mobility-as-a-Service Apps

Investment from Smedvig Capital and MMC Ventures to fuel expansion of Masabi’s ticketing and ...
22-Apr-2019 19:53:03

Westmoreland Transit Launches New Mobile Ticketing App Powered by Masabi’s Justride Ticketing Platform

The new ‘WestMore Tix’ app allows passengers to purchase tickets anytime, anywhere   Westmoreland ...
11-Apr-2019 17:34:59

Transit launches mobile ticketing with Masabi

One-stop trip planning and payment available in Transit, starting with St. Catharines Transit ...
28-Mar-2019 21:57:21

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE®) Passenger Rail Services Launches Mobile Ticketing App

Stockton, CA and New York - March 28 2019 – Masabi, the company bringing Software-as-a-Service ...
28-Mar-2019 09:04:05

Masabi Launches in Rome with Tour Bus Operator Prestige Bringing Mobile Ticketing to the Italian Market

Tourists can now buy a ticket on their phone, hop on a bus and discover Rome’s art, architecture ...
05-Feb-2019 16:46:22

Masabi's Justride Wins ‘Ticketing Technology of the Year' at Transport Ticketing Global Awards 2019

Masabi's Justride SaaS fare collection platform has been recognised with the most prestigious award ...
31-Jan-2019 17:02:27

RTD in Denver Set to be First Agency to Offer Public Transit Mobile Ticketing in Uber App Using Masabi's Justride SDK

Uber launches public transit journey planning for users in Denver, with in-app ticketing coming ...
28-Jan-2019 13:45:11

How can I get tickets for public transport in my favourite mobility app?

We often get asked on social media, ‘Why can't I just buy my ticket through this app I use all the ...
16-Jan-2019 09:50:45

Masabi and Jorudan Partner to Bring Mobile Ticketing to Japanese Transit Market

Leading Japanese Trip Planning Company Joins Growing Global Family of Justride Partners Alongside ...
14-Dec-2018 12:50:55

Masabi and Clients Shortlisted for Five Transport Ticketing 2019 Global Awards

Justride leads nominations at the ticketing industry’s annual “Oscars”. Masabi, the company ...
06-Dec-2018 17:28:15

Las Vegas RTC debuts new features to its popular rideRTC app

RTC debuts new features to its popular rideRTC app Now offers enhanced trip planning with more ...
04-Dec-2018 10:00:51

Need a mobile app quickly? We have just the ticket...

I won’t lie, it used to take us a few months to get a mobile ticketing deployment out the door and ...
29-Nov-2018 09:02:35

Metrolink launches Online Ticketing Portal to Print Tickets at Home

LOS ANGELES - November 28 2018 – In another step to improve customer service and convenience, ...
28-Nov-2018 11:50:40

Lurraldebus extends its mobile ticketing app “LurTicket” to Bilbao and Vitoria-Gasteiz lines

Lurraldebus extends its pioneering mobile ticketing service LurTicket to the long distance lines ...
22-Nov-2018 10:37:39

Masabi at Smart City Expo World Congress 2018: An Award, Launch of Contactless EMV for Justride and New Customers Bilbao and Madrid

Last week we had the pleasure of attending the biggest annual event in the Smart City calendar with ...
19-Nov-2018 23:08:18

Practical MaaS Coming to Canada with Masabi and Transit

Plan your trip and board the bus with one App? Yes Please! The past week has been pretty crazy at ...
19-Nov-2018 14:17:33

New Features Released on Denver RTD Mobile Tickets App

RTD is expanding the offerings on its Mobile Tickets app with the addition of two new types of ...
13-Nov-2018 09:06:05

Bilbao Selects Masabi for Contactless EMV Ticketing System Allowing Passengers to Simply Tap Payment Cards for Travel within the City

Masabi Adds Contactless Capabilities to Justride Platform, Bringing SaaS Account-based cEMV ...
05-Nov-2018 11:52:42

Masabi Shortlisted for Practical Mobility-as-a-Service: The World's First Mobile Ticketing SDK for Public Transport at Smart City Expo World Congress Awards

Company Short-Listed in Mobility Category with Winner to be Announced at Ceremony on November 14th ...
25-Oct-2018 12:35:55

New MBTA-UMass Lowell Partnership Offers Commuter Rail Option to University Community Through mTicket App

Students can now use MBTA’s mTicket app for Commuter Rail travel between Boston’s North Station and ...
24-Oct-2018 12:48:28

Masabi to Deliver Account-Based Full Fare Collection System to Rochester, New York

RTS Selects Justride, the Revolutionary Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Platform That Delivers ...
11-Oct-2018 09:54:48

Intelligent Transport Webinar - MaaS and the Future of Urban Mobility: Placing Public Transport at the Centre of MaaS

MaaS is the concept that users can utilise whichever mobility service is most efficient for a ...
05-Oct-2018 09:33:31

Colorado’s Bustang is Selling 66% of All Bus Tickets Through the JustRide Bustang App

Mobile ticketing is hugely popular with riders around the globe with some of our agencies ...
25-Sep-2018 10:04:46

Masabi and Gertek Sign Partnership to Deliver Innovative Ticketing Services in Spain

First service already live as mobility solutions company joins growing list of Justride SDK ...
24-Sep-2018 17:33:21

Go Cashless with ‘Suffolk FastFare’ the New Mobile Ticketing App for Suffolk County Transportation

App Available for Suffolk County Bus Services Across Long Island   Suffolk County, NY -- September ...
24-Sep-2018 13:00:00

Masabi and Swiftly Partner to Deliver Best-of-Breed Real-Time Information and Ticketing to North American Transit Agencies

Market leading mobility companies working together to help revolutionize the rider experience San ...
21-Sep-2018 11:31:04

How to Migrate Your Mobile Ticketing Service to Masabi

Mobile ticketing has changed the game in terms of being able to quickly deliver fare collection ...
21-Aug-2018 10:44:53

An introduction to contactless ticketing for public transport (cEMV)

First of all let’s start with the basics, What is EMV? EMV is a technical payments standard that ...
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 ...
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 ...
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   ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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.  ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...