Oh, snap! One of y’all did it, and we’re grateful for it. We’re not sure who it was, but someone out there last week put the CapMetro App on their phone and pushed us past a milestone: 100,000 accounts.
Capital Metro was among the first transit agencies in the country to launch a mobile app that not only provides maps and timetables, but also gives departure information in real-time and allows users to purchase a digital ticket. That happened in January 2014, and since then more than 100,000 of you have put it on your phone and gotten down to the business of planning a trip, buying a ticket and riding a bus or train.
That’s a full DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium of CapMetro Apps! That’s as if everyone in San Angelo got the app. That’s the same as a 11 ½ capacity crowds of CapMetro Apps at the Cedar Park Center.
OK, this may have gotten a bit silly, but you get the idea. It’s a lot of people taking public transit and using the tools we’ve designed to make doing so easier.
The great thing about the CapMetro App is that it turns your phone into a pass. With the app, you can buy:
- Day Passes (Local, Premium and Commuter)
- 7-Day Passes (Local, Premium and Commuter)
- 31-Day Passes (Local, Premium and Commuter)
- Reduced Fare 31-Day Passes (Local, Premium and Commuter)
- MetroAccess Single Ride, 10-Ride and monthly passes
When planning a trip with the app, you can select favorite destinations, designate specific routes and trips so that you can return to them often, and customize a trip to determine which mode (MetroRapid or Local bus, for example, or perhaps to decide between the MetroRail or a MetroFlyer route).
What we’re saying here is that the CapMetro App is great, and a whole lot of you are using it. Thanks for that!
And, for those who aren’t yet using it, please give it a shot. You’ll be glad you did. It’s available by visiting the app store for your Apple, Android or Windows mobile device. You can also buy and manage your CapMetro App passes with our Online Marketplace.