Fare Payments-as-a-Service Blog

James Gooch

Head of Marketing at Masabi.
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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 Concludes Transit Agencies Can Cut Fare Collection Costs By Up To 73% By Embracing 'As-a-Service' Platform Solutions

As Masabi’s State of Fare Payments survey in 2021 established, transit agencies are moving at pace ...
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?

Fare capping means that all passengers – including those who prefer to ‘pay as they go’ – get ...
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 to Pilot Contactless Ticketing using Bank Cards (cEMV)

Bilbobus working with Gertek, Littlepay, Masabi and its partner Mastercard, to provide cutting-edge ...
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, ...
01-Feb-2021 19:36:28

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Masabi and Transit app Launch Account-Based Ticketing for Tapp Pay on Mobile

Riders Can Now Tap Smartphones to Ride - Always Being Charged the Best Possible Price for Journeys ...
28-Jan-2021 18:00:52

Bustang Launches Mobile Ticketing App for its Outrider Service, Expanding Partnership with Masabi

The new Bustang Outrider app allows riders to purchase tickets anytime, anywhere. Bustang Outrider, ...
17-Dec-2020 23:38:54

2021 Fare Payments Trends

Masabi's Audio Blog - Click here to listen to the audio version of this blog post. While the ...
16-Dec-2020 20:35:39

Dayton RTA Launches Cash Payment Option for Mobile Tickets and Installs Justride Validation Units On Buses with Partner Masabi

 Tapp Pay platform provider, Masabi, and T-CETRA partner to deliver cash to mobile functionality in ...
14-Dec-2020 20:01:36

Las Vegas Transit System Allows Riders to Purchase Contactless Mobile Tickets with Cash

rideRTC platform provider, Masabi, and InComm Payments partner to deliver cash-to-mobile ...
02-Dec-2020 10:30:22

RTD, Lyft and Masabi launch mobile ticketing for transit customers

Starting today, Lyft users can purchase RTD bus and train tickets within the Lyft app   Denver and ...
20-Nov-2020 14:30:28

SJCOG and Masabi launch EZHub - Delivering Mobile Ticketing across Seven Transit Agencies in California’s Central Valley

Ground-breaking cashless mobile ticketing system integrated into the Vamos Mobility app to make ...
17-Nov-2020 20:45:20

SARTA users give EZfare mobile ticketing app overwhelmingly positive reviews, say contactless fare payment system makes riding safer during the COVID-19 pandemic

More than 86% of people who use the free EZfare mobile ticketing app are “extremely satisfied” with ...
10-Nov-2020 14:17:46

Masabi and RTS in Rochester, NY Launch World’s First Account-Based Ticketing Solution Powered by MaaS-Enabled Fare Payments-as-a-Service Platform

Account-Based Ticketing System Enables Mobility-as-a-Service, Allowing Riders to Simply Tap and ...
04-Nov-2020 10:36:20

Masabi and Japanese Partner Jorudan Continue Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) Expansion with the Launch of In-app Mobile Ticketing in Okayama Prefecture

Daily bus passes now available in Jorudan’s trip planning apps for journeys between Kojima, ...
27-Oct-2020 09:05:52

EZfare and Masabi receive Innovative Solutions Award from Metro Magazine

We are Thrilled to share that EZfare, a multi-state mobile ticketing system, featuring 14 transit ...
06-Oct-2020 14:15:02

Ann Arbor’s TheRide Launches EZfare Mobile Ticketing System with Partner Masabi

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority becomes the 14th agency to join contactless, regional ...
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 ...
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 ...