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Las Vegas Monorail unveils Google Pay mobile ticketing

Posted on March 20, 2018

Las Vegas Monorail is the first transit system in the world to offer a mobile contactless fare ticket alongside traditional paper tickets. Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Monorail.
Las Vegas Monorail is the first transit system in the world to offer a mobile contactless fare ticket alongside traditional paper tickets. Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Monorail.
The Las Vegas Monorail Co. is set to launch its virtual transit ticketing with the new Google Pay app for Android phones.

The Monorail now offers riders the ability to quickly and easily purchase fares online and use their phone at the fare gates for immediate transit access to everything along the Las Vegas Strip. It is the first transit system in the world to offer a mobile contactless fare ticket alongside traditional paper tickets.

With just a few clicks, Monorail customers can now purchase and save tickets using their credit and debit cards or PayPal account linked to Google Pay with the security of Google encryption. Once customers arrive at the Monorail station, they simply tap their phone on the fare gate and ride.

For customers not using Google Pay, the Monorail now offers Scan-and-Go mobile ticketing. These guests can also purchase tickets online and specify whether to receive the electronic ticket via email or text message on their mobile device. At the fare gates, riders can scan the e-ticket’s QR code and ride.

The Monorail worked with NXP Semiconductors, an expert in the field of transportation and security, to enable the digitization of the MIFARE cards into virtual tickets on the mobile device. 

A launch event with Google and Las Vegas Monorail executives to demonstrate the technology will take place today at the Las Vegas Convention Center Monorail station.

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