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New mobile app for transit riders

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Buy your ticket more easily with the new Easy Pay app

This fall, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) launched Easy Pay, a new mobile app for transit riders. The Miami passengers can buy a fare ticket via their smartphone and activate it in order to ride the Metrobus or tap into Metrorail stations.

An important benefit of introducing the Easy Pay app is that we’re offering our passengers options. The app is simple to use, convenient for riders, and it’s the latest technology out there for mobile payments, said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

The app is free and you can download it from App Store or Google Play, by searching Easy Pay Miami. During this first stage of the year-long project, users will only be able to buy a 1-Day Pass ($5.65). More features will be added next year.

The new mobile ticketing feature it's just another part of an infrastructure update to our fare collection system. The full upgrade will enable Miami-Dade Transit to communicate with other transportation agencies such as Broward County Transit, TriRail, or even ride-share and bike-share companies. The upgrade also includes a cloud-based system that will allow your smartphone to become a digital Easy Card, offering another option to riders in addition to paper tickets and plastic cards.

These efforts will place Miami-Dade County at the forefront of this type of technology in the United States. We envision that this new way of fare collection will encourage new riders to give transit a try and make riding more convenient and seamless for our current patrons, said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of DTPW.

The new application was developed by Cubic Transportation Systems, a global company dedicated to intelligent travel solutions, and by Passport, a national leader in mobile payment technology.

Mobile technology is transforming public transportation, making it easier for riders to plan their trip, track their options, and buy their fare. It’s also allowing transit agencies to better connect with their communities by providing rich data, effective communication channels, and a feedback loop for continuous innovation. We’re happy to be a part of it with Cubic and Miami-Dade County, said Bob Youakim, CEO at Passport.

For more details about the mobile ticketing feature, click here.

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