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Key Takeaway:

While trip-planning apps are providing riders with ever more detailed information on transportation options, schedules, routes and service alerts, one piece that has been largely missing from these platforms is payments. For many observers, true MaaS apps must provide users with a way to pay for all of their trips.

Key Data:

In 2018, public transit ridership fell by 2% across all U.S. cities to just under 9.9 billion trips, according to the APTA. That’s after even sharper drops in 2017, including a 5% dive in ridership on public buses nationwide, which is the most used mass transit mode in the country.

Organizations Mentioned:

• Moovit
• Cubic Trans. Systems
• Uber
• Lyft

(This premium article was originally published in January 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) With public transit ridership decreasing in most large U.S. cities over the past five years,…

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