Sacramento’s Regional Transit has launched a new mobile fare app that allows riders to purchase RT tickets and passes via smartphone.
The free RideSacRT app for bus and light-rail trips is part of a six-month pilot program developed by mobile payment provider Passport. Initially, it will offer basic and discount single-ride and daily passes, according to Regional Transit.
Once activated, a single-ride fare purchased through the mobile app is valid for up to 90 minutes, which means that an RT mobile ticket can be used to ride both bus and light rail, officials said. The light-rail portion of the trip, however, must be concluded within the 90 minutes.
In addition, up to 10 RT tickets or passes can be purchased and stored on the mobile app for later use, until June 30. And the app also allows riders to plan trips and track buses in real time.
At the end of the pilot program, RT will transition RideSacRT to a permanent mobile app with added features, officials said.
The app is available at the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). For more information, see the Sacramento Regional Transit website, sacrt.com, or call 916-321-2877.