DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) - The Channel Cat Water Taxi, a passenger ferry service run by MetroLINK, recently announced the launch of their new account-based mobile ticketing app. Operating along the Mississippi River, the Channel Cat Water Taxi provides three open-air passenger ferryboats allowing passengers to experience the power and mystique of the river as it flows east to west. With service generally provided from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the exhilarating ride allows passengers to get a taste of the area once known as the Rock Island Rapids -- considered the most dangerous section of the upper Mississippi.
- Created by Chicago-based technology company Americaneagle.com's global transportation & government unit, Transportation Technology Partners, ("TTP"), the new app. allows customers to purchase and download tickets on their mobile phone or device. Upon arrival at the ferry stop, the mobile tickets are then scanned by the ticket inspector, who has access to a counterpart app that verifies ticket validity.
Jennifer Garrity, Manager of Administration at MetroLINK, commented: "We are very excited to introduce our new mobile ticketing app and very pleased with all the work done by Americaneagle.com. Because of this app, customers can now quickly and easily purchase their tickets in a few simple clicks, increasing efficiency and reducing boarding time."
Americaneagle.com/TTP has worked in many areas of website and app design and development for a variety of customers in many industries. The company is well known for the creation of Chicago Transit Authority's Chicago Card Plus account-based web portal, Chicago's Ventra & Ventra Mobile web portal and for designing an app for the Chicago Auto Show that allows customers to purchase tickets on their mobile devices to be scanned upon entry.
Chung Chung Tam, Senior Vice President at Americaneagle.com/TTP, commented: "The new app is everything we wanted it to be -- easy to use, quick and secure. We have truly enjoyed working with MetroLINK and are proud to have created this app for them."
About the MetroLINK Channel Cat Water Taxi
The Channel Cat is a passenger ferry service that operates open-air boats between destinations along the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities IA-IL area. The service is provided by the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK). More information can be found at GoGreenMetro.com or on Facebook at "QC Channel Cat."