Collaboration with Uber and Lyft: Two Years on, Transactions Remain Low; Suspicions Run High over Data Sharing

Denver light rail train in snow

When the Regional Transportation District of Denver began enabling Uber to sell its bus and train tickets in May 2019-in the first integration of its kind in the world-it was seen as a rare example of a public transit agency and a private ride-sharing company putting competition aside and working together. […]

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Public Transit Ticket Sales in Transit App Continue to Grow, though Make Up Small Share of Total Fare Revenue

Using Transit app at vending machine in Dayton

The Transit app has recorded nearly 2.5 million ticketing transactions since it began enabling transit agency customers to buy tickets in its trip-planning app in 2019, the app provider told Mobility Payments. More than 250,000 customers of 65 agencies have purchased tickets in the app during that time, Transit said. Those figures are up from […]

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Cubic’s MaaS Point Man: Control of MaaS Apps by VC-Funded Start-Ups Coming to an End; Whim App Chief: Not So Fast

Andy Taylor, senior director, global strategy for Cubic Transportation Systems contended that the MaaS market is at a crossroads and could fail if it doesn’t change course, including putting cities and public agencies firmly in the “driving seat” of MaaS apps. […]

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MaaS Global CEO: Transit Agencies Should Not Control MaaS Platforms

Sampo Hietanen, founder and CEO of Finland-based MaaS Global agrees with most other industry experts that public transit should form the “core” of the mobility services on offer in any mobility-as-a-service app or platform. But he contends that it would be a mistake for the agency itself to run the platform, which Cubic Transportation Systems and some transit authorities have suggested. […]

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Case Study: Ohio Transit Agency Nears Goal of Ridding Vehicles of Cash

Greater Dayton RTA bus

(Updated case study): The chief customer and business development officer for the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority in the U.S. told Mobility Payments that a phased approach in rolling out electronic payments and quick customer adoption has enabled the agency to get close to its goal of eliminating cash on board its vehicles. […]

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Trip-Planning App Transit Touts Ticketing Sales, though Results Vary by Agency

The trip-planning Transit app announced that it has handled more than 1 million fare transactions since April 2019, when it started enabling ticketing and payments through its app. Although ticketing through third-party apps still make up a small percentage of fare payments for agencies, Transit says the transactions are growing rapidly. […]

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Cubic: Recent MaaS Company Failures among Signs Pointing to Need for ‘MaaS 2.0’

There is little disputing the fact that mobility as a service has not yet lived up to its hype. And the industry’s largest automated fare collection system provider, Cubic Transportation Systems, said it believes that going forward, public transit services need to form the backbone of MaaS platforms, along with more demand-responsive transport. […]

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