SAN FRANCISCO — During a press event, Apple said that Apple Pay will be supported by the public transit systems in New York City, Portland, and Chicago starting later this year, Mashable reports.
Specific details on how it will work or when each city will get Apple Pay support were not discussed, however, Apple Pay can already get people from place to place in plenty of places outside the U.S., including in China, Russia, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
The report adds that if Apple Pay capabilities do come to these cities, that it stands to reason that the Android alternative Google Pay eventually will as well. For the full story, click here.
Upon the announcement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval Carter released the following statement:
“Chicago is proud to work with Apple to elevate the experience of CTA riders. New Ventra Cards on iPhone will build on the strength of the existing Ventra system to make commuting in Chicago even easier and more convenient, and help modernize America’s second largest mass transit system for the 21st century. When one of the world’s most inventive cities teams up with one of the world’s most innovative companies, great things happen.”
This story was updated March 27, 2019.