Mobile Tools

Mobile fare payment

Lawrence Transit has partnered with Token Transit to offer a way to purchase bus fare and board the bus using a mobile phone. Download the Token Transit app, which has instructions for how to purchase a Lawrence Transit bus pass. You can select different types of bus passes such as full fare, reduced fare or T Lift monthly passes, 10-ride punch cards, day passes, single ride tickets, Night Line and K-12 semester passes.

Once the selection is made and the purchase confirmed, it will be saved in your stored passes. Bus riders then activate the pass and show the ticket displayed on their phone to the driver when boarding the bus. The driver will ask for proof of eligibility for reduced fare bus passes. Purchasing a bus pass for someone else? You can buy a pass online and have it instantly sent to any phone number you choose, using the “send a pass” feature.

The Token Transit app is available now in the Apple App Store or on Google Play, and will soon be integrated into trip planning apps Google Maps, Transit app, and Moovit. The mobile fare is the same price for riders as the current cash and paper pass options. Prepaid debit cards can be used for mobile fare payments for those without access to traditional credit cards.

Bus app

Check out our free bus app with real-time data. Available by searching “My Bus Lawrence.”

For iPhone, download from the Apple App Store.

For Android, download from Google Play.

Text for next bus

Step 1: Find your stop number located on the map or at the bus stop sign.

Step 2: Send a text to 41411. The text message should be formatted as follows: TRIP ### (### = bus stop number). For example, if you are waiting at bus stop #173 at the Kansas Union, your text message would be TRIP 173.

Step 3: Press send and you will receive the next bus arrival times for that stop.