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Jorudan and Masabi partner to bring mobile ticketing to Oita city

Jorudan has integrated the Justride mobile ticketing SDK into its transit apps so that once an operator signs up to the service, tickets can be made available in the applications.

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One of the aims is to help locals and visitors get around during the Rugby World Cup
One of the aims is to help locals and visitors get around during the Rugby World Cup

Japanese trip planning and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) operator, Jorudan, has teamed with fare-payments-as-a-service (FPaaS) provider, Masabi, to introduce mobile ticketing with Oita Bus in Oita city.

 

The aim is to help locals and rugby fans get around the city during the Rugby World Cup 2019 event that runs until November. Oita Stadium is the largest World Cup venue in the country and one of three host locations in the southern main island of Kyushu.

 

Japan Transit Planner

 

Passengers can purchase day passes for bus travel via the Japan Transit Planner and the Norikae Annai apps, in both English and Japanese.

 

This is the latest Japanese launch following on from the partnership signed between Jorudan and Masabi earlier this year.

 

“Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, a commuter or a day-tripper, we want to make it convenient and intuitive for people to travel in Oita and beyond,” said Toshikazu Sato, CEO of Jorudan.

 

“As part of this latest expansion of our mobile ticketing, we’re enabling people to not only plan their journey, but also buy their transport ticket. As the global spotlight falls on to Japan and our hosting of one of the biggest sports competitions in the world, we’re delighted to be working with Masabi to give all fans the best possible experience.”

 

In addition to Oita Bus, mobile ticketing is available through Jorudan’s MaaS apps on all Syoei Express Bus services between Tokyo (Tokyo, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro) and Nagano (including Karuizawa), and buses throughout Toyota City.

 

“The true usability test of a MaaS app resides in whether someone visiting a city for the first time can quickly and intuitively navigate their way around.”

 

Jorudan has integrated the Justride mobile ticketing SDK into its transit apps, meaning once an operator signs up to the service, tickets can be quickly made available in the applications.

 

It aims to create a seamless user experience for the passenger and rapid onboarding to mobile ticketing for the transport operator.

 

“The mission for us at Masabi has always been to make it easier for people to conveniently and seamlessly pay and access public transport services,” added Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi.

 

“The true usability test of a MaaS app resides in whether someone visiting a city for the first time can quickly and intuitively navigate their way around and reach their destination using the best option available.”

 

He continued: "Seeing how rapidly Japanese transport operators are integrating their services into the Jorudan apps is testament to their convenience and usability.”

 

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