First Transit partners with Moovit for MaaS solutions

Nov. 12, 2020
This is First Transit's first partnership with an MaaS-focused provider, enabling riders to plan, pay and ride via one app.

First Transit has partnered with Moovit to bring the company’s Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) to public transit agencies of any size.

When combined with First Transit’s offerings, Moovit’s MaaS technology can help simplify mobility for commuters across the U.S. and Canada. This is First Transit's first partnership with a MaaS-focused provider, enabling riders to plan, pay and ride via one app.

“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,” said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit. “We constantly seek innovative solutions to increase mobility options and meet the evolving transportation needs of the communities we serve.”

Moovit’s MaaS solutions integrate all stages of the commuter’s journey, including trip planning, booking, e-tickets, and payments. Passengers use one application that allows planning and paying across multiple mobility services including bus, train, subway, ride-hailing, car-sharing, carpooling and micromobility options such as bikes and scooters.

The app provides comprehensive urban mobility information, including multimodal trip planning, real-time arrival information, service alerts, booking, contactless payments and e-tickets.

For transit agencies and operators, First Transit says its partnership with Moovit’s MaaS solutions aim to fill 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 integration for customized solutions.

“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,” said 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.”