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The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is seeing some big success with newer pay-by-phone option for riders.

It was slowly rolled out for the Republican National Convention in 2016.

At the time you could only purchase all day, or months passes.

Two months ago RTA made single ride tickets available on the app, and according to spokesperson Linda Scardilli Krecic riders are using it.

The numbers tell the story. RTA is reporting that every month they set new levels for the amount of people buying tickets to ride using the RTA CLE app for iPhone and Android.

  • 2016 totals: 35,000 passes sold and $402,500 in revenue.
  • 2017 totals (as of the end of November): 187,800 passes sold with a revenue of $1,950,000.

The app is fairly easy to use.

Not only can you use it to plan your trip, which shows you the best combination of rail and buses to use, but you can also buy tickets you’ll need to use.

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