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Fire Island launches Uber transit ticketing for ferry riders

New partnership allows for more convenient and safer ticket purchasing when reserving Fire Island Ferry trips and is scheduled to last throughout the summer season.

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Purchasing Fire Island Ferries tickets via Uber cost the same amount as existing options
Purchasing Fire Island Ferries tickets via Uber cost the same amount as existing options

Fire Island Ferries has announced a partnership that will enable either ferry riders or water taxi to purchase tickets ahead of time directly in the Uber app. Prior to this partnership, riders would either need to line up and purchase tickets in person, or download Fire Island Ferries’ mobile ticketing app.

 

According to the operator, the partnership allows for more convenient and safer ticket purchasing when reserving ferry trips. The new partnership will last throughout the summer season.

 

Fire Island communities

 

The ferry takes riders between Bay Shore (Long Island) and the following Fire Island communities: Kismet; Saltaire; Fair Harbour; Atlantique; Dunewood; Ocean Beach; Seaview; and Ocean Bay Park.

 

The water taxi takes riders between all the Fire Island communities, but not back to Bay Shore. Ferry and water taxi tickets must be purchased separately.

 

“Our goal at the Fire Island Ferries has always been to provide safe and efficient transportation to and from Fire Island. The new Uber integration will allow us to offer our customers more options to safely and easily purchase tickets without the need for waiting on long lines or handling cash,” said Anthony Bonventre, IT director for Fire Island Ferries.

 

Purchasing ferry tickets via Uber will cost the same amount as through existing options. Transit ticketing has been enabled using Masabi’s mobile ticketing software development kit (SDK) for public transportation.

“The new Uber integration will allow us to offer our customers more options to safely and easily purchase tickets without the need for waiting on long lines or handling cash”

“As a New York company, we are excited to be working with Uber and Fire Island Ferries to bring the same safe and convenient multi-modal mobile experience we have delivered with Uber in Denver, Las Vegas and Ohio to Fire Island Ferry riders,” said Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi.

 

“We have worked with Fire Island since 2017 when we launched the Fire Island mTickets app and are delighted to be helping to make taking a trip to Fire Island as easy as getting an Uber across town.”

 

“We are excited to launch this new partnership with Fire Island Ferries. Instead of waiting on a crowded line, Fire Island go-ers can now seamlessly and safely purchase Ferry tickets directly into the Uber app,” added David Reich, Uber’s head of transit.

 

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