CDOT Announces New Bustang® Mobile App

Dec. 21, 2017 -

Bustang riders now have another way to purchase tickets. The new JustRide Bustang ticketing app allows riders to purchase single-ride, 10-ride, 20-ride or 40-ride passes, and view schedules and fares. It is available for download from Google Play and Apple App stores.

Implementation of the new app means passengers no longer need to scan their tickets when boarding; they may simply activate the ticket and show it to the driver when getting on the bus. Once a ticket is purchased, it can be activated offline without an internet connection, so a rider always has a ticket.

"The new JustRide Bustang app provides riders with a leading technology that'll make their experience more convenient," said CDOT's Division of Transit & Rail Director Mark Imhoff. "We're pleased we can implement a proven solution that'll benefit our customers by saving time and improving the quality of our service."

Masabi, a company that develops mobile ticketing for public transit, launched its JustRide Platform for Bustang's new app.

"Our Justride Platform is a driver behind the market shift toward a more seamless transit experience for riders," said Masabi CEO Brian Zanghi. "The deployment of the platform on Bustang's fleet is an example of how Justride can transform ticketing for transit agencies. We're excited to offer riders a convenient solution that will streamline their journeys and improve their experience from beginning to end."

Bustang offers daily coach service through the I-70 corridor between Glenwood Springs and Denver, and along I-25 between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Bustang's climate-controlled coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi access, USB outlets and restrooms.

Ace Express of Golden operates Bustang for CDOT.