TriMet to pilot mobile ticketing

Posted on April 4, 2013

Portland, Ore.-based TriMet will begin testing the new TriMet Tickets mobile ticketing app later this spring. The app will allow riders to conveniently buy and use fares from their smartphones.

The agency is taking applications from volunteers for the beta test of the app designed by local software company GlobeSherpa.

Bus, MAX and WES commuter rail riders will be able to buy fares anywhere, at any time. Using an iPhone or Android phone, riders can download the free app, register a debit or credit card in the secure system, and purchase tickets and passes instantly. The tickets will have a combination of visually authenticated elements including a day-code, time and date stamp, and dynamic animation to provide security.

TriMet is looking for about 150 volunteers from a cross section of riders. The agency plans to incorporate feedback and launch the mobile ticketing system to all riders later this summer.

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