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Metro RTA Offers Mobile Pay Option with EZfare

Riders of Akron Metro RTA Buses no longer have to worry about bringing along cash to pay for their ticket. The agency has launched an app that allows riders to pay their fare directly from their smartphones.Metro RTA Spokesperson Halee Gerenday says the EZfare app will enhance the customer experience.


“It makes it more accessible so it may attract more people to say, 'oh okay you know I don’t have to have cash to ride the bus, I can just download the app.' You just have to create an account, have a valid debit or credit card, and you can purchase your pass and use it anytime, anywhere.”

The EZfare app is already available on a dozen other transit systems in Northeast Ohio.

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The EZfare home page of the app
The EZfare home page of the app

Cleveland resident Shinia Williams began her career in journalism at Kent State University in 2017. Shinia is passionate about shedding light on stories of hardship and powerful leaders from her hometown. For the past two years she has been producing full multimedia packages, which cover community-oriented project and individuals that strive to make a difference.