Metro Tests Mobile Ticketing for Special EventsReturn to Blog
A trip to the ballpark or your favorite Forest Park attraction is now as easy as picking up your phone.
Metro Transit is now testing Metro Mobile, a mobile ticketing app that allows you to purchase MetroLink fare straight from your mobile device for St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues games or for service operated by the Forest Park Explorer.
The Metro Mobile app, available on iOS and Android devices, is part of a six-month pilot that’ll provide Metro a first-hand look at how mobile ticketing performs on the Metro Transit system. Metro Transit is partnering with moovel.
“We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible transit experience,” said Jessica Mefford-Miller, Executive Director of Metro Transit. “Through this partnership with moovel, we have an opportunity to introduce and test new technology that will make our transit system easier to access and more convenient to use.”
During the pilot, Metro Mobile passes will only be valid for MetroLink or Forest Park Explorer service. Metro Mobile fare will not be accepted for MetroBus service.
Download the app
How it Works
To purchase your fare, download Metro Mobile for free from the Apple App store or Google Play store. Then, set up an account and enter your credit/debit card or PayPal information. You can purchase full or reduced fare passes for: St. Louis Cardinals games, St. Louis Blues games and for the Forest Park Explorer. (As a reminder, the Forest Park Explorer is free on weekends.)
You can buy multiple tickets any time through the Metro Mobile app and store it for later use. Riders can use their ticket or pass, by opening the Metro Mobile app and activating their fare.
Riders should have their mobile ticket ready to show the MetroBus operator when boarding the Forest Park Explorer, and have their mobile ticket available for inspection while riding MetroLink to Cardinals and Blues games.
2 thoughts on “Metro Tests Mobile Ticketing for Special Events”
I’m hoping this is a start on halting the fraud that robbing Metro of revenue. D.C. Metra stopped using paper a few years ago. My Chicago Ventra card will soon be replaced by a card without a debit function.
What is Metro annual costs for printing bus and train schedules.Quarterly changes on some routes and new printed schedules, seems unwise. Also many riders have a smart phone that provide information.
Kevin, thank you for your feedback and your suggestions. While many of our rider do own and use a smart phone, there many riders that do not. That being said, we are slowly moving toward a more digital platform, providing important communication information where you use it most. Thanks again!