Bytemark, a pioneer in mobile ticketing, has announced the launch of its first citywide mobile ticketing application with Central Texas’ regional public transportation provider, Capital Metro. Servicing approximately 33 million trips every year, Capital Metro has launched this app as part of its new, high-tech MetroRapid service ahead of SXSW this March.
The CapMetro App utilizes Bytemark’s patented mobile ticketing solution, which enables riders to purchase and store transit passes on their mobile devices. To use passes, riders simply show their smartphone screen to bus operators or scan the on-screen barcode upon boarding the new MetroRapid vehicles.
Micah Bergdale, CEO of Bytemark, said: “Bytemark is thrilled to be launching its first citywide mobile ticketing application with Capital Metro. Austin is an innovative, forward-thinking city and we are confident that riders will find the CapMetro App convenient and easy to use. With SXSW around the corner, we hope the app will encourage visitors to take public transportation by making it more accessible.”
Joe Iannello, Chief Information Officer at Capital Metro, commented: “Capital Metro is delighted to work with Bytemark on this exciting new mobile ticketing app that will provide many additional high-tech capabilities to our customers. Bytemark is a great partner and has extensive experience with this leading edge technology.”
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