Miami-Dade Transit launches PayByPhone at Metrorail stations and releases update to MDT Tracker app for Android
The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is ready to launch a new paying option for riders who park their cars at Metrorail station parking lots. You can now pay with your mobile phone with the the cashless mobile app, PayByPhone, as of Monday, October 24, 2016.
Each Metrorail station surface lot will have a unique identification number that users can enter into the cashless app in order to easily and quickly pay for daily -- or long term -- parking directly from their phones. This added option will allow riders to avoid the need to wait in line at the ticket vending machines, and is a great option for those who might need to rush out of their cars and onto the platform. You can pay as you go from the palm of your hand.
“We are always seeking opportunities to use proven technology that makes it easier and more convenient for our residents and visitors to use transit,” said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of DTPW. “Taking transit saves time, money, and ultimately, it helps decrease the number of cars on the road.”
In addition to the PayByPhone option, riders can now also download the latest version of the Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app for their Android phones.
Earlier this year in August, DTPW launched the newly redesigned Transit Tracker app for mobile devices. The update of the latest version was only available for the iPhone via the Apple App Store, but the wait is over for Android users.
The sixth version of the program has the latest technologies when it comes to tracking your ride or planning your trip. In addition, new features include: a new support tab for any inquiring minds, cleaner design for simpler navigation, more options within the Nearby tab, and the inclusion of all municipal trolley schedules in the Trip Planner feature.
“The Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app is such a useful tool for any transit rider to have, so we’re pleased that now it’s available on all mobile devices,” said Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Mayor.
We’re with you every stop of the way.
Download the free app by visiting www.miamidade.gov/transit/transit-tracker-app and start planning for your next trip today.