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Colorado DOT launches mobile ticketing service - SmartCitiesWorld

The contactless and Covid-safe app offers an upgrade to current ticketing options by enabling Outrider passengers to purchase and display tickets directly on their smartphones.

Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) inter-regional bus service, Bustang Outrider, is introducing a mobile ticketing app and expanding its partnership with fare-payments-as-a-service company Masabi.


The cash-free, contactless, and Covid-safe mobile ticketing app offers an upgrade to current ticketing options by enabling Outrider passengers to purchase and display tickets directly on their smartphones.

Connecting rural Colorado

Bustang Outrider is CDOT’s regional bus network, designed to connect rural Colorado with a single, easy-to-navigate service. Outrider is a subsidiary of Bustang, the larger statewide bus network.

Riders have the option of purchasing one-way tickets for all destinations available on the Bustang Outrider services. Once purchased, passengers can activate their tickets on their phones and show them to the driver when boarding. Masabi also created a mobile ticketing app for Bustang.

The new Bustang Outrider app uses a fare payments-as-a-service approach, helping transit agencies access the latest fare payment innovations quickly, via a cloud-native multi-tenant platform like Masabi’s Justride, which is constantly updating and adding new features. This aims to improve the journey experience for riders and helps transit agencies keep up with the pace of technology change.


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