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April 17, 2018

On the web

Google Pay now supports Hop Fastpass transit tickets in Portland, Oregon

Android Police

“Transit tickets have been showing up in our Google Pay APK teardowns since October of last year, finally appearing for the first time with support for the Las Vegas Monorail. The premise is simple: instead of having to purchase a physical ticket and topping it up for public transportation, users can tap their NFC-enabled phones against the terminal and use a sort of ‘virtual card’ instead. After it was unveiled that Google Pay would soon support public transit in Portland, Oregon, it is now possible to use the Hop Fastpass app to ride on TriMet, C-TRAN buses, MAX light rail trains, WES commuter rail trains, Portland Streetcar, and C-TRAN’s Vine Rapid Transit with Google Pay.”

April 16, 2018

On the web

Metro Says Mobile Payment Option for Stations, Buses Coming in 2019

NBC Washington

“For years, Metro riders have been required to purchase a SmarTrip card to ride the rail or buses. Starting next year, they can pay with their smartphones. Metro is taking steps to allow riders pay for their trip using their cell phones. The transit company announced Tuesday that it is working on an app that allows people to pay and manage their SmarTrip account from anywhere.”

April 12, 2018

On the web

Moving Forward Together with Cities


“Since I started as CEO I’ve signaled very clearly that I am committed to being true partners to cities for the long term. This partnership will take many forms over time. As a start, today we’re excited to share a series of product updates that give riders more ways to get around without needing a car, and new ways we’re collaborating with cities.”

April 11, 2018

On the wires

Metro moves to become mobile ready, announces plans to offer new app, mobile fare payment options beginning next year

“Metro today announced that it is working with its fare payment vendor to become “mobile ready” by next year, enabling customers to pay for their Metro trip using a mobile device rather than a SmarTrip card. As part Metro’s initiative to upgrade its fare collection system, Metro is also developing a new fare payment app that will allow customers a quick and easy way to pay and manage their SmarTrip account from anywhere. “

March 20, 2018

On the wires

NXP’s MIFARE 2GO and Google Pay Transform Public Transportation

“Today NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), a leader in secure connectivity solutions and inventor of MIFARE, the leading contactless payment and access solution for transportation used in over 750 cities worldwide, announced it has collaborated with Google to integrate NXP’s new MIFARE 2GO cloud service, a complete end-to-end solution that manages digitized MIFARE-based credentials onto mobile and wearable devices, with Google Pay.”

March 19, 2018

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