Since the OC Bus Mobile App launched last year, riders have downloaded it more than 67,000 times. Nearly 7 percent of total fare revenue is collected via the mobile app, more than double the industry average.
To make boarding easier and more efficient, new mobile app readers are being installed on all fixed-route buses. Installation is expected to be completed at the end of January and riders can start using them on Feb.11 when the next service change goes into effect.
OCTA is publicizing the upcoming availability of the mobile app readers to encourage more people to download the mobile app. Those who download the app and pay for and use their first ticket will be automatically entered to win a 30-day mobile pass.