Passengers can now purchase tickets to ride ACE via a mobile app. All ticket types throughout the corridor, including one way, single round trip, 20 ride tickets, and monthly passes are now available in the App Store and Google Play.
The new ACE Rail mTickets app will allow passengers to pay for tickets using a credit or debit card, as well as digital payment services Apple Pay and Masterpass. Tickets will be available immediately and can be validated on the app itself without having to utilize the platform validators.
With the launch of the app, paper tickets may still be purchased through the www.acerail.com Web site. However, only 20 ride and monthly pass tickets will be available directly through the ACE Web site. Delivery options will also change to standard mail only.
The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), the managing agency for ACE passenger rail service, selected mobile ticket vendor Masabi after a competitive bid process to implement the first mobile ticketing solution for the service. Masabi is a global company specializing in mobile ticketing and serves major transit operators in the United States, including New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit, as well as working with transit partners in Europe and Australia.
ACE passenger rail service, started in 1998 and serves over 1.4 million passengers annually, runs four daily round trips starting at the Cabral Station in Downtown Stockton and stops in Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Vasco Road, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Great America, Santa Clara and San Jose’s Diridon station.
For more information on ACE rail, visit www.acerail.com.