Enthusiastic response to call for testers of new mobile ticketing app

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Excitement reflects riders’ desire for a convenient, paperless way to buy and use fares

TriMet put out the call for volunteers to test the new TriMet Tickets mobile app later this spring and the response has been enthusiastic. The app will allow riders to conveniently buy and use fares from their smartphones to ride buses, MAX trains and WES Commuter Rail. In the first 24 hours, more than a thousand riders applied to be part of the beta test. We want to thank everyone for their interest!

TriMet needs to limit the pool of testers to about 150 people. We’re looking to identify a cross section of volunteers based on demographics, type of mobile device and operating system, credit/debit card type, trip purpose, fare type, frequency of transit use and whether they use buses, trains or both. Riders can still sign up to test the TriMet Tickets app, but due to the large interest we will close the application process Sunday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m.

To apply for the beta test, learn more about the app or sign up for updates as we move closer to the full launch later this summer go to trimet.org/mobiletickets.

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

trimet-mobileticketWhen 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
  4. Tap “use”

It will be that easy!

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.