METRO Adds New Features to Q Mobile Ticketing App

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Release Date:
Nov. 3, 2016

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on a New Bus Network,METRORail's expanded system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR VanpoolMETROLiftHOV/HOT lanesBike & Ride program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at where you will also find information about our T.R.I.P. app, and METRO's Next Bus Arrival texting as well as our free Mobile TIcketing app. 


Q-Mobile Ticketing App Now Covers Park & Riders 


More METRO riders are now able to pay for their transit with their mobile phones thanks to some new Q Mobile ticketing features including:

  • Park & Ride tickets
  • Free Rider Rewards

Park & Ride customers will be prompted to choose a ticket from one of four zones in METRO's Park & Ride system. Park & Ride fare zones are found under the "Rider Tools" section of the Q Mobile ticketing app. METRO encourages riders to familiarize themselves with their Park & Ride zone before purchasing fares.

METRO Park & Ride Fare Zones

METRO's Rider Rewards program now also credits Q Mobile ticketing users five FREE tickets for every 50 single-ride tickets bought and activated.  

Single-ride tickets and METRO Day passes are also available through the app. All mobile tickets include FREE three-hour transfers to METRO services with fares of equal or lesser value traveling in any direction. 

Riders transferring to a higher fare service - from local bus or light-rail to a Park & Ride, for example - are encouraged to buy Park & Ride tickets at the start of a trip to save additional charges.

In February METRO introduced Q Mobile Ticketing, which allows customers the convenience of purchasing and presenting fares securely - from a mobile phone - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.