EZfare makes mobile transit simple and easier.
14 transit systems across Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan have come together to offer a coordinated mobile ticketing app. By downloading EZfare, riders can purchase fares from multiple agencies in one location enabling them to seamlessly ride without the need for cash or lines to purchase fare.
All EZfare agencies now have a stored value "EZfare Account" feature as a result of the funding support received through the IMI Grant. Passengers can now load cash at transit centers and also select retail locations (retail coming soon).
“We believe anyone who needs or wants to go anywhere in the communities we serve should be able to use public transit to get there,” Ben Capelle, Laketran CEO and NEORide Board President
Visit www.ezfare.us for information on how to download or use EZfare.
Passengers can access EZfare and trip planning services through any of these apps.
ODOT and the FTA, have provided million in grant funding to allow the expansion of this innovative, regional project.
2020/2021: Validator Implementation
12 EZfare will launch on-board validators for the first time. These validators allow passengers to utilize the EZfare system by scanning a barcode on their mobile phone to pay their fare. This new technology increases safety for passengers and drivers by offering a touchless option for payment while boarding.
2022: Smartcard and Fare Capping Implementation
EZfare agencies will be offering EZfare smartcards which can be loaded with cash at any transit center and select retail locations. Fare capping will also be enabled, allowing transit passengers to easily "tap and go" across multiple transit agencies with the best fare being calculated for them.