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September 16, 2013

App offers paperless tickets for transit in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton

@gdickson

It's well-known that public transportation users tend to also be smartphone customers - largely regardless of income levels. With that in mind, North Texas' three main public transit agencies on Monday launched GoPass, a phone application that opens the door to paperless travel on Metroplex buses and trains.

GoPass is free at Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store. It can be used to buy tickets for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the T), Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Denton County Transportation Authority.

To help people use the app, T officials were on hand Monday morning at downtown Fort Worth's Intermodal Transportation Center, T spokeswoman Joan Hunter said.

Officials estimate that about half of customers in the three transit agencies use smartphones, Hunter said.

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p.s. Here's a link to our July story by the Star-Telegram's Elizabeth Campbell in which the GoPass was first reported.

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