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Portland-Vancouver launches transit fare card on iPhone

Posted on May 21, 2019

TriMet (shown), C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar are also the first in the world to launch Apple Pay Express Transit on iPhone or Apple Watch with both a transit fare card and credit and debit cards, offering local riders and visitors multiple ways to easily pay for trips.
TriMet
TriMet (shown), C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar are also the first in the world to launch Apple Pay Express Transit on iPhone or Apple Watch with both a transit fare card and credit and debit cards, offering local riders and visitors multiple ways to easily pay for trips.TriMet

Riders in the Portland-Vancouver region can now add a Hop Fastpass® card to Apple Wallet and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to ride TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar. Hop is the first transit fare card in North America to launch in Apple Wallet.

Riders will continue to access all the benefits of Hop, including the ability to earn day and month passes and purchase Adult, Honored Citizen and Youth fares.

TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar are also the first in the world to launch Apple Pay Express Transit on iPhone or Apple Watch with both a transit fare card and credit and debit cards, offering local riders and visitors multiple ways to easily pay for trips.

With Apple Pay Express Transit, riders can tap-and-go by holding their iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader — there is no need to wake or unlock the device, open an app or use Face ID or Touch ID.

With a Hop card in Apple Wallet, riders will enjoy all benefits of Hop:

  • Earn a day pass or month pass with no upfront cost. Once the cost of a day pass is reached, the rest of the rides are free that day. Once the cost of a month pass is reached, the rest of the rides that month are free.
  • Easily reload value with Apple Pay.
  • Purchase Adult, Youth or Honored Citizen fares

It’s easy to add a Hop card to Apple Wallet. Download the Hop Fastpass app from the App Store or make sure you have the latest app version. Select “Add a Hop card” and follow the instructions. Once the card has been purchased, select “add to Apple Wallet.” Express Transit in Apple Wallet works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and later running iOS 12.3, and Apple Watch Series 1 and later running iOS 5.2.1.

Riders can also use Apple Pay Express Transit with a credit or debit card as an alternative option to a Hop card. This is ideal for visitors to the Portland-Vancouver area or residents who only occasionally ride public transportation. The adult fare amount will be automatically charged to the credit or debit card selected in Apple Wallet. (Note: Youth and Honored Citizen fares are not available with this option. Month passes will not be earned.)

Those riders with physical Hop cards can convert a plastic card into a Hop card on iPhone. In the Hop app, select the card to convert, then tap “Add to Apple Wallet.” The card number will change, but the balance and progress toward earning a day or month pass will be transferred to the rider’s iPhone or Apple Watch. Then the plastic card will be deactivated. (Note: Honored Citizen Photo ID (including Low-Income), LIFT and employer-issued Hop cards cannot be converted into virtual cards at this time.)




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