Freedom Transit and Modeshift Partner to Increase Passenger and Employee Usability and Accessibility with Comprehensive Mobile Ticketing Application

Online Fare Purchases, Validation, and Trip Planning Will Improve Flexibility and Customization of Public Transit to Better Serve Washington County.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa.--()--Modeshift, a leading contactless fare collection system provider, announced today a partnership with Freedom Transit, which services Washington County (South of Pittsburgh), to launch a new, extensive mobile application and online system, which will include numerous benefits for commuters, riders, and transit workers.

Modeshift will plan, design, and implement a new mobile application and online system, which will increase passenger convenience, access to travel information, flexibility and customization of fare products, measurements, and adoption of mobile ticketing.

“We are thrilled to partner with Freedom Transit to help elevate public transit options for the entire Washington County,” said Miroslav Katsarov, CEO of Modeshift. “Now more than ever, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital platforms are essential to ensure that travelers and transit workers alike are able to utilize the important bus system in a way that is safe, convenient and efficient.”

Washington County is making huge strides in its public transit usability and accessibility with the launch of these new applications and systems, which will benefit a vast array of consumers and employees of all ages, demographics and experiences.

“We are excited to partner with Modeshift, a leader in the mobile transit space, to improve our services for all our constituents,” said Sheila J. Gombita, Executive Director of Freedom Transit. “Our fixed route bus service is crucial to Washington County residents and visitors to get around the area as well as those who use the transit system to access employment opportunities in the city of Pittsburgh. This mobile implementation will further our ability to serve them in a convenient, effective way.”

Features of the Modeshift mobile app and online system will include:

  • Mobile Ticketing: Riders can easily plan their trip and purchase fares with the application.
  • Electronic Collection: Transit workers can automatically collect fares with on-board, electronic validation.
  • POS Locations: Users can purchase smart cards and load fare products on accounts, many of which will be Modeshift-produced.
  • CAD/AVL System: Transit employees can better schedule and dispatch vehicle locations to ensure on-time performance.
  • Web Portal: Travelers can also access many of the above benefits online, streamline trip planning and fare purchases.

To learn more about the Freedom Transit partnership and other initiatives, visit for more information.

About Modeshift
Modeshift, Inc. is a technology company with the mission to enable small and mid size transit agencies to provide intelligent transportation services. Our core product is Account-based Fare Collection System, based on the Microsoft Azure cloud and delivered as a service (Software as a Service – SaaS).

Modeshift also provides other subsystems which complete the stack of hardware and software needed to operate a modern transit system such as Mobile ticketing, AVL/CAD and real-time passenger information.


Dana Stein
Matter Communications

Release Summary

Modeshift announced a partnership with Freedom Transit to launch a new, extensive mobile application and online system.


Dana Stein
Matter Communications