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SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, DART announced a partnership with PayNearMe®, a service of Handle Financial, that enables DART customers who use its popular GoPass app to pay for their DART, Trinity Metro, Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trips with cash at more than 8,000 locations across the U.S. Through the partnership, customers can pay with cash at any of the PayNearMe network retailers, including trusted brands such as 7-Eleven®, Family Dollar® and ACE Cash Express.
In 2013, the original DART transit payment app changed the way customers purchased transit passes on their smartphone with a credit or debit card. Now, for customers who do not have credit or debit cards, a major new feature is the ability to load value to the GoPass app with cash at hundreds of DFW Metroplex area retail locations. Simply present the barcode on your phone, pay the cashier and you are on your way! You can locate a participating retailer in the PayNearMe network directly in the app.
“PayNearMe increases our ability to offer a simple and convenient way for our customers to load their GoPass app with cash,” said Tina Mörch-Pierre, Assistant Vice President at DART. “With PayNearMe, we can now better serve our customers by providing them the ability to pay with cash at a convenient location near them.”
The app also contains a GoPass Wallet that stores value that can be used to purchase tickets. The cost of a ticket purchased using the GoPass app is the same as a ticket purchased from a ticket vending machine or bus farebox and must be activated before boarding any bus or train. GoPass is free to download or update from the Google Play store or the Apple App Store.
“PayNearMe is proud to work with DART to offer this new cash payment option,” said Mike Kaplan, Senior Vice President of Merchant Processing at PayNearMe. “We feel strongly that cash-preferring customers should be able to participate in the electronic payments market, and we’re happy to provide them a convenient way to do so with DART GoPass.”
For more information on how to use PayNearMe to pay with cash, please visit http://paynearme.com.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around Dallas, Texas, and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable and economical. Our extensive network of DART Light Rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across our 700-square-mile service area.
PayNearMe, a service of PayNearMe MT, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Handle Financial, Inc., has been enabling government agencies and businesses to accept cash payments remotely since 2009. Using PayNearMe, consumers can make payments on their own schedule, in their own neighborhood, at one of nearly 27,000 trusted locations in the U.S., which include 7-Eleven®, Family Dollar®, Casey’s General Stores and ACE Cash Express stores. PayNearMe processes cash payments for the IRS, Comcast, Greyhound, Oportun and the California Department of Child Support Services, among others.
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