TriMet to launch mobile ticketing app

Posted on September 3, 2013

Portland, Ore.-based TriMet will make its TriMet Tickets mobile app available to the public on this week.

TriMet riders will be the first in the nation to use a mobile ticketing app to ride both buses and trains, according to the transit system.

“The TriMet Tickets app is just one of the steps we’re taking to improve the experience for our riders wherever and whenever possible,” said TriMet GM Neil McFarlane. “We’re excited to put this mobile ticket in the palms of their hands and making riding easier. We hope everyone will join us as we kickoff this new era at TriMet.”

The TriMet Tickets app lets rides buy tickets on Androids and iPhones anywhere at any time. Riders can use the app to ride buses, MAX trains, WES Commuter Rail and the Portland Streetcar.

App features include:

  • Easy registration and user interfaces for quick and convenient purchasing.
  • A secure payment system for credit/debit card information.
  • Platform for single rider or multiple riders purchases.
  • Adult, youth and honored citizen tickets and pass options.
  • Animated tickets with built in security features.
  • TriMet trip planning tools.
  • Safety light with TriMet logo.

Riders will be able to buy 2-Hour tickets, 1-Day passes, 7-Day passes, 14-Day passes and 30-Day passes for immediate or future use. There’s a minimum $5 purchase required but the tickets can be activated individually.

The TriMet Tickets mobile ticketing app is part of a planned electronic fare system that the transit system will begin implementing in 2015. Like the mobile ticketing app, the eFare technology will allow customers to enjoy features such as stored value, convenient purchasing and real-time reloading, online account management and payment protection.

RELATED: "Apps Helping to Enhance Riders' Experience"

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Fla.'s HART partners with Megabus.com to pilot service option

The agency is already providing enhanced routes and options through a unique 5-year partnership agreement with Megabus.com which began last year, to offer express travel to and from Miami and Orlando for as little as $1.

BusCon 2015 takes Indy by storm with new vehicles, tech and education

The 20th installment of the show featured more than 50 new exhibitors, 70-plus vehicles and plenty of information to inspire attendees.

House moves to delay PTC deadline

A bipartisan measure has been introduced in the lower chamber that would push back the deadline for most railroads to install automated train technology until December 2018.

Volvo celebrates new Nova, Prevost customer delivery center

The new Plattsburgh, N.Y., building will be equipped of a welcoming customer area, 10 bus delivery spaces and offices to enable our customers to continue their professional activities during their stay.

Webinar Helps Passenger Fleet Managers Understand Hybrid Options

Fleet managers for transit agencies, universities and schools, governments and for-hire transit companies are encouraged to register while spaces are still available.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close