Township to launch mobile ticketing app for The Woodlands Express Park and Ride Aug. 13

The Woodlands Township launched a new app for the Woodlands Express Park and Ride, earlier this month.

The Woodlands Township launched a new app for the Woodlands Express Park and Ride, earlier this month.

The Woodlands Township will launch a mobile ticketing app for riders of The Woodlands Express Park and Ride, Aug. 13.

The Woodlands Express Park and Ride service provides an alternate commute option between The Woodlands and Houston, with destinations including the Texas Medical Center, Greenway Plaza and the central business district of Houston. The service runs Mon.-Fri., excluding holidays, and will also offer reverse commuting this year.

The new app will allow riders to purchase tickets via smartphone, eliminating the need for paper tickets. Riders can purchase their tickets using a credit or debit card, or via digital payment services such as Masterpass and Apple Pay, and display their ticket to the driver when boarding the bus.

“This new service will significantly simplify and improve the overall transit experience of our riders,” The Woodlands Township Chairman Gordy Bunch said in a statement. “We are excited to be deploying this new mobile ticketing app in partnership with Masabi, the app developer, and look forward to the response from our riders.”

Riders can purchase both round-trip tickets as well as ticket books, which give riders 20 round-trip tickets, through the app.

The new app will be available for free download in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, beginning Aug. 13.

For more information about The Woodlands Express Park and Ride, click here.

By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.