First publishedin ITS International
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District’s (TriMet’s) Hop Fastpass system by Init is now fully operational in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan area. TriMet, Portland Streetcar and public transit agency C-Tran passengers can use the virtual smart card within Google Pay to purchase their fares.
The option to use Google Pay has been enabled through a collaboration between TriMet, Init and urban mobility company moovel.
Riders can now tap Android devices with the virtual card to 1,200 Init fare validators. The company’s back-office management tool, MOBILEvario, calculates the fare, validates the transaction against the back office account and displays the fare validation result to the user in real time.
Passengers can pay with a Hop card, virtual card, contactless or mobile wallet. The virtual Hop card also comes with daily and monthly fare capping.