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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.

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