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Transit App Now Supports Apple Pay and Google Pay for Fares [Update]

Montreal’s Transit app announced it now supports Apple Pay and Google Pay for in-app fare payments. The ability to buy tickets with Apple Pay and Google Pay in the Transit app is only available for transit systems that use San Francisco-based Token Transit to process mobile tickets. Using your mobile wallet means you don't need...

Milton Transit and Cornwall Transit Join Transit Royale Subscription Platform

[caption id="attachment_358447" align="aligncenter" width="1277"] Image: Transit[/caption] Montréal-based Transit on Thursday announced the addition of Ontario's Cornwall Transit and Milton Transit services to its 'Transit Royale' subscription service. Transit is a public transit navigation app that serves 300 cities across the globe, including Quebec City, Toronto, Montréal, and Victoria. The app offers accurate real-time predictions, step-by-step navigation, trip...

Transit App Launches ‘Transit Royale’ Subscription Service

[caption id="attachment_358447" align="aligncenter" width="1277"] Image: Transit[/caption] Montréal-based Transit launched 'Transit Royale' last week — a new subscription service that offers full departure schedules, maps for transit lines in every single city the app operates in, special app themes, and customizable icons based on transit systems from different parts of the world. Transit Royale subscribers will...

Transit App Now Shows How Many Seats Available on TransLink Buses

B.C.’s TransLink authority in Metro Vancouver has announced it is offering new features for riders using the Transit mobile app. The new feature will show riders the estimated number of seats remaining on buses. The Transit app will now show a symbol indicating how many seats are likely on board. “As our customers continue returning...

Transit’s Apple Watch App Returns After Two Years

Two years after pulling it from the App Store, Transit has re-launched its Apple Watch app with significant improvements and tons of new features. The new app also provides details when trips are wheelchair-accessible.  The popular public transportation tool is now a native app and offers details like arrival times, future arrivals, and a map indicating...

Transit App Launches Mobile Ticketing for St. Catharines Transit Fares [u]

Montreal-based Transit app has launched mobile ticketing for those riding transit in St. Catharines, Ontario. An update to the Transit iOS app earlier this week kicked off digital tickets, allowing commuters to skip lines at ticket machines for tickets or bus passes. The Transit app explains, "Say goodbye to saying hello to that cashier with...

Montreal’s Transit App Raises $17.5M from Automakers to Go Multi-Modal

Montreal’s Transit app announced this morning it has raised $17.5 million from Alliance Ventures—a venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi—along with InMotion Venture (Jaguar, Land Rover), to take the app multi-modal. Transit says in a blog post, "So yeah. We’re taking on cars. And we’re taking car-makers’ money to do it.” The company plans to position...

Montreal Asks Transit Authority to Develop an App to Combat Harassment

With cities like Paris and Toronto already having apps that allow transit users to report incidents, Montreal has now asked the Société de Transport de Montréal to create an app for combating harassment in the public transit system, the Montreal Gazette reports. Earlier this week, opposition councilor Karine Boivin-Roy’s purposed motion was adopted unanimously by city council. Mayor Valérie Plante said that she pushed...

Transit App Launches Crowdsourced Real-Time Feature in 175 Cities

Montreal-based Transit app has announced its anonymous crowdsourced real-time feature called GO, is now available in all 175 cities it operates in. This means users of Transit can now watch their bus or other vehicle approach in real-time (down to the second) on a map, whenever there is a rider using the app’s opt-in GO...

Transit for iOS Adds Real-Time Bus Locations for STM in Montreal

Montreal-based Transit for iOS has updated their popular app to now include real-time bus locations for the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), which operations bus and rapid transit services in the city. Transit says "If you live in Montreal, tap the map on your line, then watch your bus approach. C’est tellement COOL." Below is...