Fare Payments-as-a-Service Blog

James Gooch

Head of Marketing at Masabi.
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03-May-2024 12:50:09

The Benefits of Partnering with Masabi

Justride is the world’s leading Fare Payments as a Service platform – providing a tried and tested ...
23-Jan-2024 17:52:20

Ticketing Trends: Fare Payments-as-a-Service, Open Payments, and Account-Based Ticketing Accelerate

In a world where digital transformation, convenience, equity, and accessibility are paramount, ...
12-Dec-2023 14:00:00

EZfare Extends to West Virginia as Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KRT) Launches Contactless Fare Payment Solution Powered by Masabi through the Transit app

West Virginia becomes fourth state, and KRT the 16th agency, to join the largest regional ticketing ...
16-Nov-2023 14:03:14

The Open Payment-First Approach to Upgrading Your Fare Payment Solution and Supporting All Rider Groups

Imagine being able to use the card or phone already in your pocket to effortlessly tap and ride ...
15-Nov-2023 19:02:14

Proven to Increase Ridership: The Power of Monthly Fare Capping

In a recent report called ‘The app or the cap?’, published in the journal Transport Policy, ...
25-Oct-2023 09:31:37

SkyBus Launches Open Payments Solution Powered by Masabi

Australia’s iconic SkyBus airport bus transfer service to enable passengers to simply tap their ...
16-Oct-2023 18:16:06

Masabi and Worldpay from FIS Bring Open Payments Revolution to Public Transit

The collaboration delivers Fully-Certified, Pre-Integrated Contactless EMV payments solution, with ...
09-Oct-2023 14:00:38

Masabi Launches 'Family Accounts' Allowing One Account Holder to Manage Funds for Multiple Adults and Children

Latest Account-Based Ticketing update designed to make life easier for riders and support agencies ...
06-Sep-2023 14:03:22

Pittsburgh Regional Transit Deploys Mobile Ticketing and Validators Across Light Rail Powered by Masabi

Mobile ticketing now available systemwide September 6, 2023 – With the installation of mobile ...
31-Aug-2023 17:34:58

Mountain Metropolitan Transit in Colorado Springs and Masabi Launch Next-Generation Account-Based Ticketing System

MMT Customers Can Access Contactless Payment Options Delivering Convenience, Fare Equity and ...
29-Aug-2023 14:11:05

EZfare Account-Based Ticketing Roll-Out Adds Laketran and METRO, powered by Masabi

Agencies are the latest to benefit from improved rider experience and enhanced fare equity ...
12-Jun-2023 17:04:15

Why choose Masabi’s Open Platform to power your modular ticketing solution?

As an independent vendor (and one of only a very small number in the industry), Masabi is uniquely ...
26-May-2023 10:38:34

Break Free from Closed Legacy Ticketing Systems with Modular Fare Payment Solutions

Hey there fellow transit enthusiast! Public transportation is the lifeblood of any city, but ...
22-May-2023 18:18:38

The Benefits of Modular Ticketing Solutions for Public Transit

The public transportation fare collection industry has been dominated by a small number of legacy ...
06-Mar-2023 15:41:43

Introducing Masabi's Grant Funding Application Support Program

Every year national and regional governments make available hundreds of millions of dollars to ...
28-Feb-2023 11:08:28

What’s the difference between Fare Payments-as-a-Service, Ticketing-as-a-Service and Fare Collection-as-a-Service?

Masabi is leading the movement away from expensive, standalone, fare collection technology towards ...
14-Nov-2022 09:40:29

Happy 10th Birthday Justride! - Celebrating 10 Years of Fare Payment Innovation

Thinking back to 2012, US President Barack Obama was re-elected for his second term, Queen ...
13-Nov-2022 22:37:33

All Aboard: A decade at the cutting edge of the Fare Payments-as-a-Service Revolution

More than 150 Masabi people from around the world gathered at London’s Barbican Centre for the ...
08-Nov-2022 16:19:01

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) Launches Contactless Fare Payments System with Masabi’s Justride Platform

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) and Masabi are excited to announce the launch of RFTA ...
28-Sep-2022 14:42:01

How to reduce the cost of fare collection and increase revenues

According to a recent report by tech consultants and transit specialists Hyperion, Transit Agencies ...
26-Aug-2022 10:58:57

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Selecting Your Next Fare Collection System

The combination of cloud technologies and the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) approach have ...
29-Jun-2022 15:44:51

Dayton RTA’s Tapp Pay and Masabi’s Cash Digitization Innovation Scoop Two Transport Ticketing Global Highly Commended Awards 2022

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Masabi has been recognized with two Highly Commended ...
08-Jun-2022 10:47:22

Consult Hyperion Research: Fare Collection Costs Can Be Reduced By 73%

Transit agencies and transport authorities are moving at pace away from bespoke Design-Build fare ...
20-Apr-2022 09:58:01

Start selling public transit tickets via MaaS apps in just a few weeks

One of the advantages of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the ability to reach a whole new audience ...
04-Apr-2022 10:33:47

Fair fares for everyone: how Account-Based Ticketing and fare capping deliver fare equity

For the last fifty years, transit agencies and transport authorities have been running ‘Card ...
29-Mar-2022 09:38:32

SkyBus Launches New Fare Payment System, provided by Fujitsu and Masabi

Cloud-native account-based ticketing system delivers mobile ticketing with upgrade path for open ...
03-Mar-2022 09:10:59

Ticketing Innovator Masabi Secures Significant Strategic Growth Investment from Accel-KKR

New Funding to Accelerate Platform Innovation and Fuel Rapid Market Expansion with Public Transport ...
02-Mar-2022 21:37:48

4 Key Trends in Fare Payments: Looking Back Over the Last 12 Months

With signs of the pandemic receding, and with it, data suggesting that transit usage is on the ...
21-Feb-2022 13:17:03

Is it the End of the Road for the Farebox?

In this post we will explore how cities have reduced or removed cash onboard buses while ensuring ...
27-Sep-2021 14:51:36

Bus Users in Cincinnati Can Now Simply Tap and Ride Thanks to Validation Units Powered by Masabi

440 VAL100 units installed across Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) bus network, ...
01-Sep-2021 09:27:39

Masabi and Jorudan Bring MaaS Mobile Ticketing to Nine More Japanese Cities

UK ticketing technology leader’s Japanese Mobility-as-a-Service partnership takes total deployments ...
24-Aug-2021 16:05:23

VIA, Masabi, and Transit app Partner to Launch VIA goMobile+ Fare Payment System

Improved Contactless Solution, Also Available in Transit app, Includes Mobile Ticketing Powered by ...
08-Jul-2021 15:51:55

NEORide’s EZfare and National Express Scoop Two Transport Ticketing Awards (4 Awards for Masabi in 2021)

We are absolutely delighted to announce that NEORide’s EZfare and National Express West Midlands ...
06-Jul-2021 14:07:17

EZfare Customers Can Now Use Cash to Purchase Mobile Tickets

Riders can now use cash to buy tickets or add funds to their EZfare Accounts at their local Transit ...
29-Jun-2021 17:16:37

County Executive Bellone announces partnership with Moovit and Masabi to offer Suffolk Transit riders the ability to plan and pay for trips via one app

Residents can now use the Moovit App to Plan, Pay and Navigate Suffolk Transit Trips Suffolk County ...
29-Jun-2021 16:41:06

Cash digitization for public transportation: what is it and why does it matter?

Converting cash into digital currency is crucial as public transit agencies and operators invest to ...
28-Jun-2021 18:06:56

Lyft, RTC of Southern Nevada and Masabi create seamless experience with mobile ticketing launch for Southern Nevada transit riders

Lyft riders can now purchase RTC transit passes within the Lyft app LAS VEGAS (June 28, 2021) – ...
15-Jun-2021 12:09:34

Saskatoon Transit, Masabi and Transit app Launch New TGo Fare Payment System

Canadian agency launches contactless mobile ticketing solution in TGo and Transit apps with 140 ...
14-Jun-2021 12:23:03

Fare Capping: what is it and how does it work?

At its simplest, fare capping rewards all riders for traveling by automatically providing ‘period ...
25-May-2021 14:06:24

Fire Island Ferries, Uber and Masabi Launch Uber Transit Ticketing for Ferry Riders

Starting today, Uber users can buy Fire Island Ferry tickets in the Uber app Long Island, NY - ...
24-May-2021 09:02:35

National Express West Midlands and Masabi Deliver Cash Payment Option for Mobile Ticketing with Payzone

“Cash digitisation” will allow passengers to purchase mobile tickets for bus services at 1300 ...
19-May-2021 09:25:16

Duluth Transit Authority, Masabi, Transit app Launch MyDTA Fare Payment System

New Contactless Solution Includes Mobile Ticketing, Electronic Validation and Cash Digitization ...
20-Apr-2021 14:09:34

Akron METRO RTA Riders Can Now Simply Tap and Ride Thanks to Masabi’s Justride Validators

250 Justride Validator (JRV) units installed across METRO RTA network, part of the EZfare regional ...
14-Apr-2021 14:01:22

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Masabi and Transit app Expand Account-Based Ticketing to All Riders with Smartcard and Retail Network Launch

New System Ensures Cash Riders get Access to Contactless Payment Options and are Charged the Best ...
30-Mar-2021 09:06:01

Masabi and Jorudan Launch MaaS Mobile Ticketing in Six More Japanese Cities Taking Total Deployments in Country to 17

Developing Japanese Mobility-as-a-Service partnership makes largest single expansion to date, with ...
15-Mar-2021 09:28:35

Masabi and Jorudan Add Popular Meiko Bus Tourist Route to Japan’s Biggest Integrated Mobile Ticketing and Journey Planning Platform

1, 2 and 3-day bus passes now available in Jorudan’s MaaS apps in both English and Japanese for ...
01-Mar-2021 18:17:39

NICE Bus launches mobile ticketing in the ‘Transit’ app allowing riders to plan, track and pay for trips in one app

March 1, 2021 The Nassau Inter-County Express/NICE Bus announced today expanded mobile ticketing ...
25-Feb-2021 09:09:19

Spanish City of Bilbao’s Metropolitan Bus Service Launches Contactless Ticketing using Bank Cards (cEMV)

On the 25th of February 2021 Bilbobus, Masabi, Gertek and Littlepay launched a contactless ...
04-Feb-2021 14:23:26

Pittsburgh's Port Authority, Masabi and Transit app Launch First Phase of ‘Ready2Ride™’ Mobile Ticketing System

Three-month pilot will precede rollout of technology on all Port Authority of Allegheny County ...
03-Feb-2021 21:52:54

Academy Bus Launches SilverPass Mobile App to Make Trip Planning and Paying Easier and Safer for Riders During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

New Mobile App Powered by Moovit, with Contactless Payment Powered by Masabi, Ensures a Safe Plan, ...