App available for new Hilton Head Island Trolley and bus services across five Lowcountry counties
Palmetto Breeze today launched a new mobile ticketing application for riders. The new app, BreezePass, is available for The Breeze, the recently launched Hilton Head Island public trolley service, as well as bus services Palmetto Breeze provides across all five Lowcountry counties including Beaufort, Jasper, Allendale, Colleton and Hampton. The app will offer an upgrade to current ticketing options by allowing riders to purchase and display tickets on their Android or Apple smartphones anytime, anywhere.
Passengers using BreezePass can pay for tickets using a credit or debit card, or via digital payment services such as Masterpass and Apple Pay. Tickets are displayed on-screen as a digital watermark and contain a dynamic and encrypted barcode. Following purchase, passengers activate tickets and then show them to a driver when boarding. Mobile fares include one-way, round-trip, seven-day and 30-day passes. Once purchased, tickets are available offline so riders are never left without their ticket.
“The new mobile ticketing option will allow our riders to access our services quicker and easier than ever before,” said Mary Lou Franzoni, Executive Director of the Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority, operators of Palmetto Breeze and The Breeze Trolley. “Getting to and around Hilton Head has never been easier thanks to the new BreezePass and our recently launched Breeze Trolley service.”
Palmetto Breeze is using the market leading Justride Platform from Masabi. As part of the deployment, Justride will be using Mastercard Payment Gateway Services to enable simple, safe and secure in-app digital payments.
“At Masabi, we’ve always strived to make public transit ticketing and payments as quick and simple as possible for riders,” said Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi. “We’re excited to bring our ticketing solutions to Palmetto Breeze services and the newly opened Breeze Trolley.”
About Palmetto Breeze
Palmetto Breeze provides a wide variety of public transportation services in Beaufort, Jasper, Allendale, Colleton and Hampton counties. Among its fleet are luxurious 35-foot coaches with air conditioning and audio and video entertainment. In July 2018, Palmetto Breeze launched The Breeze, the first public trolley service on Hilton Head Island, which connects visitors and locals to destinations along the Island’s busiest corridor. In July 2018, Palmetto Breeze launched The Breeze, the first public trolley service on Hilton Head Island, which connects visitors and locals to destinations along the Island’s busiest corridor. Palmetto Breeze also operates the Walterboro Works Circular Local Service. For more information, visit www.palmettobreezetransit.com.
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.