EZfare: The Gateway – Multimodal Strategy and Technology Assessment
NEORide, a Council of Governments (COG) comprised of at least sixteen transit agency members across Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky, launched EZfare, a new fare collection solution in June 2019. EZfare seamlessly connects public transit across the region by utilizing a single payment platform between all NEORide member agencies. Using the free EZfare app, transit riders now have the option to purchase tickets in-app that can be used to travel between the more than thirteen participating counties’ transit networks. By offering on-demand ticket purchases via a mobile ticketing system, riders save time by purchasing directly through their smart phone or tablet, eliminating the need for transfer paper tickets.