Riders using San Joaquin RTD and six other transit agencies around the county can now download the Vamos Mobility app to access EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system.
CLIFFORD OTO/Stockton Record file 2019 (TNS)
STOCKTON – A new mobile phone app will allow riders of seven transit agencies in San Joaquin County, including the Altamont Corridor Express, to access a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system.
In addition to ACE rail service, bus riders who use services provided by San Joaquin RTD, Manteca Transit, Tracy Tracer, Escalon eTrans, Lodi’s GrapeLine and Ripon’s Almond Blossom Express can use EZHub to plan their travel and purchase tickets for any of the seven transit systems.
To get EZHub, download the Vamos Mobility app available from both the App Store and Google Play, or visit vamosmobility.com.
The launch of EZHub was announced this week by the San Joaquin Council of Governments and Masabi, the company that developed Fare Payments-as-a-Service, or FPaas, for public transit agencies. Talks are ongoing to add more transit providers beyond San Joaquin County.
“The launch of EZHub represents the dawn of a new era for transit riders in San Joaquin County,” said Diane Nguyen, deputy director at the Council of Governments.
“From now on, not only will people be able to buy their tickets at any time, anywhere, but that ticket will take them wherever they want to go in San Joaquin County, saving the hassle of keeping track of multiple tickets, schedules and services across different agencies,” Nguyen said.
“Masabi presented us with a compelling proposition, with a world-renowned product that will help streamline transit for people and communities, and we are delighted to have such an esteemed partner on board as we get to work making journeys smarter,” she said.
For more information about downloading and using EZHub, visit the San Joaquin Council of Governments online at sjcog.org/EZHub.
Contact reporter Joe Goldeen at (209) 546-8278 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @JoeGoldeen.
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