LADOT Creates First System-wide Mobile Ticketing App
Posted by Mitchell Englander on February 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM
This week, I am pleased to announce Mayor Eric Garcetti together with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) launched LA Mobile, an app that lets riders buy tickets on their smartphones for LADOT operated DASH and Commuter Express buses. The launch makes LADOT the first transit agency in California to create a system-wide mobile ticketing app.
LADOT Transit partnered with the Portland, Oregon–based GlobeSherpa to develop the LA Mobile application. GlobeSherpa is a leading developer and provider of mobile payment solutions and services for the transportation industry. LA Mobile allows riders to purchase LADOT passes and tickets using their iOS or Android smartphones with a credit or debit card. The LA Mobile application can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation is the second largest provider of public transit service in Los Angeles. LADOT provides Commuter Express, point-to-point bus service from the San Fernando Valley, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, the Beach Cities, El Segundo, and the Westside to Downtown Los Angeles and from Pasadena to Glendale. DASH community circulator bus services operate in Downtown Los Angeles and 26 other neighborhoods in the city. Cityride is the largest voluntary paratransit program of its kind in the nation offering essential transportation services to seniors and the mobility challenged.
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-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District