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Collier Area Transit (CAT) launch new RideCAT Mobile Ticketing App & other CAT related changes (Coronavirus/COVID-19)

On Sunday, August 2nd, Collier Area Transit (CAT) will launch a new mobile ticketing app for riders using Collier Area Transit services. The mobile ticketing app, called rideCAT, offers an upgrade to current ticketing options by enabling riders to purchase tickets and passes directly on their smartphones or mobile devices from anywhere and at any time.

The new rideCAT app is an important part of CAT keeping transit safe, by using this new Touch-Free fare system and removing the need for passengers to handle cash, physical tickets, or interacting with staff. The use of the app will also help to allow passengers to board the bus quicker, improving boarding efficiency. The rideCAT app is available for download from Google Play and the App Store and will be available for use on Sunday, August 2, when CAT’s fare collections are resumed.

Riders using CAT’s rideCAT mobile ticketing app can pay for tickets using a credit or debit card, or via Apple Pay. Once purchased, passengers can activate their tickets on their phones or mobile devices before boarding and scan the barcode on the new onboard validation units which have been installed across CAT’s fixed-route buses. No internet service is needed to activate tickets.

“This cutting-edge technology will greatly improve our riders’ travel experience by providing seamless access to public transit and ticket purchasing anytime, anywhere,” said Michelle Arnold, Director of Public Transit and Neighborhood Enhancement.

For more information about CAT’s new rideCAT mobile ticketing app, visit: or @rideCAT on social media platforms.

  • Masks are required when riding on all CAT Buses.
  • If you do not have a mask when entering the bus, the driver will hand you one to wear.

All persons in Florida shall continue to limit their personal interactions outside the home and all persons in Florida should:

  • Avoid congregating in large groups. Local jurisdictions shall ensure that groups of people greater than fifty (50) are not permitted to congregate in any public space that does not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing.

For more information regarding public gatherings please click the following link:  CDC Coronavirus Guidance.

For more information please contact CAT at: 239-252-7777 or visit their website at the following link:  Collier Area Transit (CAT)

Updated 7/30/2020 2:16 PM
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