Transit, Paragon ID launch mobile ticketing partnership

Oct. 7, 2021
Transit agencies now have a solution that combines Paragon ID’s Open ABT digital ticketing platform with Transit’s all-in-one app experience.

Transit and Paragon ID have partnered to integrate Open ABT, Paragon ID’s mobile ticketing platform, into the Transit app. 

By combining Paragon ID’s Open ABT platform and Transit’s top-rated user experience, cities and transit agencies can now provide their riders with a complete Mobility-as-a-Service experience, including: 

  • Trip planning  
  • Real-time data 
  • Mobile payments 
  • Shared mobility (bikeshare, scooters, microtransit and more) 

Paragon ID has been providing tickets and smart cards for some of the largest agencies in North America since 2006. In 2018, it built upon its experience in physical ticketing to deploy a mobile ticketing application that is used in more than 80 public transit systems worldwide. With offices in France, the U.K. and the U.S., it has expanded into a full account-based ticketing platform called Open ABT that includes contactless validators.  

Founded in 2012 and based in Montreal, Transit is the partner app of more than 75 transit agencies. After deploying its first mobile ticketing integration in 2019, Transit now sells tickets for more than 60 agencies. 

“This partnership will make life easier for riders and transit agencies alike,” said Jake Sion, chief operating officer, Transit. “By making Paragon ID’s industry-leading platform available in Transit, the app millions of riders already use to plan trips and track vehicles, transit agencies that use Paragon ID’s Open ABT mobile ticketing platform can now offer a seamless all-in-one mobility experience, supported by top-notch partners at every step of the way.” 

The partnership between Transit and Paragon ID supports Open ABT’s entry in the competitive North American mobile ticketing fare payments space, by giving transit agencies a quick to deploy, top-rated offering that has already proven its success in the European and Canadian market. Together, Paragon ID and Transit will collaborate to provide their all-in-one “plan, book and pay” app solution to transit agencies and operators of all sizes around the globe. 

Thierry Burgess, CEO, Paragon ID North America added, “We’re proud of this partnership with Transit. It’s a fantastic opportunity to accelerate our ticketing and payment expertise to include critical planning and tracking information for riders and transit agencies across North America.”