Massive MaaS expansion for Moovit as First Transit partnership secured

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First Transit, the largest private-sector provider of public mobility solutions in North America, moving more than 300 million passengers annually, has announced a partnership with Moovit, to develop Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions.

This is First Transit’s first partnership with a MaaS-focused provider, enabling riders to plan, pay and ride via one app. Moovit’s MaaS solutions integrate all stages of the commuter’s journey, including trip planning, booking, e-tickets, and payments. Passengers use one, user-friendly application that allows planning and paying across multiple mobility services including bus, train, subway, ride-hailing, car-sharing, carpooling, and micro-mobility options such as bikes and scooters.

Commuters have access to the most comprehensive urban mobility information in one app, including multimodal trip planning, real-time arrival information, service alerts, booking, contactless payments, and e-tickets.

For transit agencies and operators, First Transit’s partnership with Moovit’s MaaS solutions fill any mobility needs to improve urban mobility, reduce congestion, and grow ridership. MaaS provides real-time vehicle location, operations data for administrators to optimize routing, and easy integration for customized solutions.

“First Transit’s partnership with Moovit gives passengers complete flexibility to plan and pay for their trip across multiple transportation platforms, all through one app and one combined payment,” says Brad Thomas, president of First Transit. “For our customers, we constantly seek innovative solutions to increase mobility options for riders and meet the evolving transit needs of their communities.”

“We are delighted to partner with First Transit, which shares our vision of simplifying urban mobility by equipping public transit agencies with the tools they need to best serve their riders, which is especially critical now with the impact Covid-19 on mobility,” says Nir Erez, co-founder and CEO of Moovit. “The integration of Moovit’s MaaS solutions with First Transit innovations will offer millions of riders a safer and more efficient journey experience, including multimodal trip planning and payment capabilities.”

First Transit’s MaaS capabilities expand into providing technology-enabled transit services for multi-passenger or pooled shuttles or vans to provide on-demand or fixed-schedule services.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs in charge of public agencies around the world as well as chairmen and CEOs of multinational transportation technology corporations. Tom's early career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).