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Mobile Ticketing Launches In Sacramento

Originally appeared in Trains Magazine

Sacramento transit agency releases mobile ticketing app

January 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Regional Transit District has launched a new “RideSacRT” mobile fare app. The app allows customers with Android and iOS smart devices to purchase, save, and use fare for the agency’s bus and light rail networks.

The free mobile app is a six-month pilot program developed by mobile payment provider Passport that will initially offer Basic and Discount single ride and daily passes. An added benefit to using the mobile app is that single ride fare is valid for up to 90 minutes once activated, which means that an RT mobile ticket can be used to ride both bus and light rail. However, the ticket must be valid for the duration of a light rail trip. In addition, up to 10 RT tickets or passes can be purchased and stored on the mobile app for later use until June 30, 2016.

After the conclusion of the pilot program, RT will transition RideSacRT to a permanent mobile app with additional features.

For more information, or to download the app to your device, go to www.sacrt.com/mobilefare.stm.