Transit Agency Integrates In-App Payment Options for Buses and Bikeshare, Las Vegas, NV, 2021
5 minutes Date Launched: May 1, 2021 Dates given are approximate.
Credit: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Bikeshare and transit customers in the Las Vegas area can now pay for their rides all through the Transit app. Sponsored through the Regional Transportation Commision (RTC) of Southern Nevada, a metropolitan planning organization that oversees the bikeshare and transit system in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, customers can now manage their entire transportation journey that combines transit and bikeshare through one smartphone app. RTC is among the first first transit agencies in the United States to provide this integrated discovery and payment system across separate modes of shared transportation.
Coinciding with this development, RTC is offering other promotions for its bikeshare system as part of May being National Bike Month. Customers are now able to purchase an annual bikeshare pass, which costs $125, and can also participate in a new bikeshare loyalty program called Bikecentives, where riders can earn prizes after biking 50, 150, and 300 rides in a calendar year.
This development is part of a larger trend in the United States where transit agencies and shared mobility operators are looking to integrate services across modes. With the development of apps like Transit and Google Maps, more people can readily access information on a range of transportation options. Offering direct in-app payment options for both public transit and bikeshare, on top of discovery data, is an important development toward integrating transportation services.