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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) last month signed a three-year contract to license its GoPass mobile ticking application to Trinity Metro.
While the GoPass app previously included Trinity Metro service, the new agreement offers added features to riders in Fort Worth, Texas, including integrated on-demand service requesting and bike-share location information, DART officials said in a press release.
The features will be available by September.
The $397,000 contract includes an 18 percent contingency of $71,460 for a total amount not to exceed $468,460.
DART is pursuing GoPass licensing agreements with transit agencies in the region to support long-term funding for future development, build mobility-as-a-service capabilities, and add more choices and services on the app.
Meanwhile, DART yesterday launched a discount program for its GoPass Tap fare card.
As part of a two-year pilot program, DART is extending its half fare discount to riders who participate in eight support assistance programs: Children's Health Insurance, Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Comprehensive Energy Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, Housing Choice Vouchers, Medicaid, Medicare and the Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
“This program can reduce social and economic inequalities by making mobility financially feasible to more people,” DART officials said in a press release. “Discounted fares can help retain low income riders and it could attract additional customers.”