Anticipation builds for TriMet’s new mobile ticketing app

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More than 1,500 people apply to beta test the TriMet Tickets app

trimet-mobileticketTesting of the new TriMet Tickets mobile app won’t start for a few weeks but anticipation is already building! More than 1,500 people applied to beta test the mobile ticketing app that will allow riders to easily and conveniently buy and use fares from their smartphones. TriMet had such interest in the app, we had to close the recruitment process on Sunday, April 7 at 5 p.m.

TriMet wants to thank everyone for their enthusiasm – and their understanding. We need to limit testers to about 150 people to keep the test manageable and constructive, so not everyone who applied will be able to test the app. Organizers will identify a cross-section of riders incorporating demographics, types of mobile device and operating system, credit/debit card types, trip purposes, fare types, frequency of transit use and whether testers use buses, MAX, WES or a combination.

Riders chosen to test the TriMet Tickets app will be notified before the end of April. Once the beta test is completed and feedback incorporated, TriMet hopes to launch the mobile ticketing app to all riders later this summer.

TriMet Tickets to make riding buses, MAX and WES even easier

When the mobile app becomes available this summer, riders will be able to:

  1. Download the free app
  2. Register a debit or credit card in the secure system
  3. Purchase tickets and passes instantly

Mobile fares system reduces operating cost

TriMet’s mobile ticketing app being developed by local software company GlobeSherpa will save the agency money by reducing the operating cost associated with printed fares. It will also bring the agency one step closer to a state-of-the-art electronic fare collection system that will eventually provide all riders – not just those with smartphones – with easy and convenient ways to pay their fare.

Learn more about the TriMet Tickets app at trimet.org/mobiletickets.