Riders of Lawrence Transit can now use an app to purchase bus passes, the City of Lawrence announced Monday.
Here’s how it works: “You can select different types of bus passes such as full fare, reduced fare or T Lift monthly passes, 10-ride punch cards, day passes, single ride tickets, Night Line and K-12 semester passes,” according to the city’s news release.
“Once the selection is made and the purchase confirmed, it will be saved in your stored passes. Bus riders then activate the pass and show the ticket displayed on their phone to the driver when boarding the bus. The driver will ask for proof of eligibility for reduced fare bus passes.”
The cost is the same as for current cash and paper pass options. The app will also soon be integrated into trip planning apps Google Maps, Transit and Moovit, according to the release.
“Many riders have expressed that they would like to have other choices for purchasing bus fare,” Adam Weigel, transit and parking manager, said in the city’s release. “Using an app allows riders to buy passes whenever and wherever they want and not have to carry cash, paper tickets, or transfer slips.”