RTC Southern Nevada transport payments now included in Transit app
Posted: 6 January 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
The service combines RTC buses, the Las Vegas Monorail, RTC Bike Share, and first- and last-mile operators like Uber and Lyft.
Transport passes for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) are now available in travel app Transit.
The announcement builds upon an existing partnership, which has reportedly seen 3 million uses of the application each month, making it part of everyday commutes for more than one in 10 RTC riders.
When RTC riders purchase a pass, they are also said to be gaining the ability to purchase tickets with a single tap when visiting more than a dozen other cities across North America. Riders have a unified sign-in that allows them to enter their payment information just once to purchase multimodal tickets from a growing group of operators and fare payment providers, like the RTC and Masabi, RTC’s fare payment provider.
The announcement is said to be a key step towards open Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) standards that make it easy for the public to find, connect and pay for mobility options from multiple providers within a single application.
“Creating a seamless experience for our residents and visitors to move easily and conveniently among multiple modes of transportation is the future of public transit, and we’re proud to be one of the first agencies to embrace it,” said M.J. Maynard, CEO of the RTC.
“This launch is a huge step forward in helping people living in and visiting Las Vegas to leave their cars at home and ride public transit,” said Brian Zanghi, Chief Executive Officer at Masabi. “By enabling access to public transit tickets via Masabi’s Justride SDK in Transit, we are assisting innovative agencies like RTC of Southern Nevada in seamlessly connecting transit with private mobility options. This means Transit users can now use the app to more easily discover and ride bus services.”