Mountain Metro launches contactless ticketing app in Colorado Springs
Mountain Metropolitan Transit’s new RideMMT app is the first of its kind application for Colorado Springs, and will allow riders to easily purchase fares and display tickets on their smartphone device anytime, anywhere.
Colorado Springs Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT/ Mountain Metro) has announced the launch of RideMMT, a new mobile ticketing application, deployed in partnership with Masabi. The new app can be used by riders on all 27 MMT routes throughout downtown Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas within city limits, as well as to the cities of Manitou Springs, Widefield and Security.
The cash-free, contactless mobile ticketing app allows riders to purchase fares and display tickets on their smartphone device anytime, anywhere and is available to download from Google Play and the App Store. Riders have the option of purchasing single ride, day pass, 31-day pass and 20-ride tickets using a debit or credit card or via digital payment services. Once purchased, riders simply activate their tickets on their phones and present them to the driver for inspection when boarding.
“As a forward-looking transit agency, our focus is on using technology to help us deliver MMT riders a safe, modern and efficient travel experience that puts their needs first,” said Craig Blewitt, Transit Services Manager at Mountain Metro. “We are excited to begin rolling out the RideMMT app across our services and have big plans for the future, including the installation of electronic validation devices across our fleet, along with services enabling riders to use cash to purchase tickets using the RideMMT app – ensuring access to mobile ticketing for all.”
MMT provides local fixed-route bus services and Metro Mobility ADA paratransit services for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. In addition, the operator also provides other services such as Metro Rides’ ride-sharing, vanpool and bicycling programmes. To ensure convenience and accessibility, all buses are wheelchair lift equipped and there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilise the bike-n-bus programme.
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