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New Mobile Fare App Launches In Sacramento

Originally appeared in Mass Transit Mag

RT Launches New Mobile Fare App

SOURCE: SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT (RT) JAN 5, 2016

To improve the convenience of buying tickets and passes, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) has launched a new “RideSacRT” mobile fare app. The mobile fare app allows customers to purchase, save and use fare for RT bus and light rail trips directly from a smartphone.

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.

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