“Today, attempting a trip using three modes of transportation requires three different applications to plan each leg of the trip and you would have to pay for each separately,” said Mayor Andrew Ginther in his 2019 State of the City Address in Columbus.
“That is why Smart Columbus will release a multimodal trip planning application this year – and by 2020, we will enhance this app to include a common payment system.”
“The Common Payment System will ensure equitable access to all through a planned smart card option that can be loaded with cash for those users who are unbanked or just choose not to link their credit or debit cards to the system.”
“Columbus is known for being smart and open — and that includes our approach to new mobility services such as dockless bikes and scooters. We will continue to welcome new, innovative mobility service providers in this great city as long as they agree to operate under our value structure rooted in equity, access and opportunity.”