INIT Expands Contactless Payment to C-TRAN Paratransit Service


The Clark County Public Transit Benefit Area (C-TRAN) is extending the region’s Hop Fastpass, a contactless fare payment system created by INIT, to include its C-VAN paratransit service.

Instead of having to worry about handling cash fares, parantransit riders will be able to enjoy contactless payments just like their fixed-route counterparts, starting on Nov. 1. The electronic fare system is a regional, account-based system shared by TriMet, C-TRAN, and Portland Streetcar, and provides cross-state services within the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region.

The Hop Fastpass will allow C-VAN riders to easily load value to their cards using the auto-load feature. Once the card is registered, its value is protected even if the card becomes lost or stolen. Riders enjoy no-touch payments, account management anywhere and at any time, and faster boarding times due to real-time fare processing. Once implemented, paratransit riders can simply tap and ride C-VAN. This move promotes travel continuity throughout the area using one regional fare card.