RTA Mobile Ticketing App Now Offers Single-Trip Fares

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Speaking of RTA and the good its doing: It occurred to us that we hadn't yet notified our readers of an important development on the RTA mobile app. It now offers single-trip fares.

For $2.50, you can purchase your single-trip ticket on your mobile device. As with the other mobile tickets, you present your screen to fare-enforcement officers, vehicle operators, or ticket workers at Tower City once your ticket has been activated. For the single-trip fare, the pass is active for one hour after purchase.

When the mobile app was introduced, it offered daily, weekly and monthly options. But the single-trip fare is a critical addition for those with irregular travel needs and schedules. (Also, if you're merely traveling there and back — to see a movie, say, or to catch a Tribe game — buying two $2.50 single-trip tickets saves you $0.50. The alternative is a $5.50 all-day pass.)

Also effective Jan. 1, Paratransit customers can now buy 1-Ride, Paratransit All-Day Passes, Paratransit 7-Day Passes and Paratransit Monthly Passes.

The mobile ticketing app — RTA CLE — is free and available for iOS and Android.

About The Author

Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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