Cecil Transit Launches New CecilGo! Mobile Payment App
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2019
ELKTON, MD. – On November 1st, Cecil Transit launched CecilGo!, a new mobile payment application that will enable passengers to utilize their mobile phones as an electronic fare medium to ride fixed route buses.
Concurrent with the introduction of the new payment system, Cecil Transit has introduced daily, weekly, and monthly passes, thereby creating a transfer system which will allow easy and affordable access across Cecil Transit’s fixed route network.
Customers will continue to have the option to pay with cash onboard; however, they will now have the convenience of being able to purchase bus passes and tickets through their mobile phones without worrying about carrying cash or having exact change for fares.
Paper passes will no longer be sold by drivers, but paper passes can be purchased from Cecil County’s Finance Office at the County Administration Building, located at 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Elkton.
According to Suzanne Kalmbacher, Cecil Transit Chief, “Eighty percent of Cecil Transit’s passengers ride fixed routes three or more days per week. The implementation of the payment application will make public transit a more affordable and convenient option to our passengers who frequently ride fixed route services to shop, get to work, access medical care, and to attend classes and other educational events.”
“The creation of a transfer system will allow greater access to our fixed route system, offer more affordable options and, hopefully, lead to reciprocal relationships with partnering transit agencies,” added David Trolio, Director of the Cecil County Department of Community Services.
In September 2018, Cecil County was awarded $108,752 for the development and implementation of the CecilGo! application through the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration’s competitive Statewide Transit Innovation Grant program. Cecil Transit’s project was one of five awards totaling $515,377 in the first year of the program.
Passengers can download the mobile application from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store by searching for ‘CecilGo!’ On screen directions make it easy to set up and manage passenger accounts.
If additional assistance is needed, customers can contact Cecil Transit at 410-996-5295, Option 2.
Public Information Officer
Cecil County Government