NICE Bus launches mobile ticketing in the ‘Transit’ app allowing riders to plan, track and pay for trips in one app
March 1, 2021: The Nassau Inter-County Express/ NICE Bus announced today expanded mobile ticketing with the launch of ‘Transit’ app’s fare payment option. Riders can now purchase tickets using Transit app, which combines fare payment with trip planning, real-time tracking, crowding information, and multimodal connections.
Over 40,000 NICE Bus riders already use Transit app monthly to plan and track trips. These riders can now purchase their tickets directly in the app by using the “Buy ticket” button at the bottom of their screen, improving their trip planning and real-time tracking experience. Users can create a Transit account and enter their credit card information to purchase a ticket. When boarding, riders simply display the activated pass to their driver for visual validation.
The new integration was made in partnership with platform provider Masabi, who delivered the NICE GoMobile payment app in 2014. Transit app has used Masabi’s Justride SDK to facilitate the integration, which rounds out a host of convenient fare payment options, including NICE GoMobile, MTA MetroCard, and cash.
In addition to simplifying travel, mobile ticketing is another way NICE Bus is keeping riders and operators safe during the pandemic. Touch-free payment with visual validation limits contact between drivers and riders while boarding, making it easy for riders to practice physical distancing whenever possible.
“By enabling riders to plan, track, and pay for their trips in one place, NICE Bus is providing customers with reliable and intuitive service at every step of their journey,” said Jack Khzouz, NICE Bus CEO. “This new partnership with Transit will allow us to better connect with ridership while providing data on multimodal ridership demand.”
Tickets purchased in the Transit app are valid only for NICE Bus and cannot be used for travel on MTA, Long Beach or Suffolk County Transit.
NICE GoMobile and Transit are available as free downloads on iPhone and Android devices. Learn more by visiting www.nicebus.com.
About NICE Bus:
Nassau Inter-County Express / NICE Bus serves as Nassau County’s public bus and paratransit system provider, and is operated by Transdev, the leading global transportation provider. NICE works on a mission of providing the residents of Nassau County with safe, reliable, and innovative transportation services. Over the past eight years, NICE & Able-Ride paratransit buses have traveled over 80 million miles, providing over 200 million passenger trips – approximately 26 million passenger trips a year – by a team of roughly 1,000 employees. With a fleet of 300+ compressed natural gas buses, NICE is committed to ensuring Nassau County operates a sustainable public transit system for the future. Learn more by visiting www.nicebus.com.
Transdev is not only the largest private provider of multiple modes of transport in North America, it also is a global company offering expertise and guidance in 17 countries and five continents. Transdev’s goal is to help their clients provide transit systems that are appealing, convenient, integrated networks that people actively choose to ride. In cities all across the globe, Transdev helps clients move toward making public transit equivalent to the city’s lifeblood, circulating and connecting riders to the people and places they care about. Learn more by visiting www.transdevna.com.
Transit solves the urban commute in more than 200 cities worldwide. Users can easily navigate public transit with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation and quick, easy payments. The app also integrates additional transport modes — bikesharing, scooters, carsharing and ridehail — so users can mix-and-match their options with public transit to determine the best way to get from A to B. The company is based in Montréal, QC. Learn more by visiting www.transitapp.com
Masabi is bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service — a better way of delivering fare payments — to public transit agencies and authorities of all sizes around the globe. This enables the delivery of the latest fare payment innovations quickly, using a platform which is constantly updating and adding new features. Not only does this improve the journey experience for passengers, but it helps agencies keep up with the pace of technology change, while reducing the total cost of fare collection. Justride, named Ticketing Technology of the Year 2019 and 2020, is used by more than 100 public transit agencies and operators of all sizes across 10 countries. Masabi has offices in New York, Denver, London, and Cluj, and investors include Mastercard, Shell, and Keolis. For more information, visit www.masabi.com.