Portland Area riders are the first in North America to use Apple Pay Express Transit; riders can add a Hop Fastpass® card to Apple Wallet and tap to ride
PORTLAND, Ore.—moovel North America (becoming REACH NOW), the leading provider of public transit mobile ticketing solutions in North America, joined TriMet and INIT Tuesday to announce that Portland-Vancouver area transit riders who use iPhones and Apple Watches are now able to add a Hop Fastpass® to Apple Wallet and use just their iPhone and Apple Watch to ride TriMet, C-TRAN and the Portland Streetcar. Hop Card in iPhone provides a convenient option for public transit riders to tap and pay with stored value using just their Apple devices.
Portland riders are the first in North America to experience Apple Pay Express Transit. Riders can truly 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.
“TriMet has long been a leader in the transit industry, focused on the customer experience and ways to simplify riding transit,” said TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey. “With Hop Fastpass® the first transit fare card in the US to launch in Apple Wallet, riders in the Portland-Vancouver area can simply tap-and-go by holding their iPhone or Apple Watch near a Hop a reader.”
moovel (becoming REACH NOW) powers the Hop Fastpass app® that allows riders to add new Hop cards to their account and manage funds. moovel also powers the Hop fare inspection app, a mobile application (handheld validator) that TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar fare inspectors use to validate fares. The Hop card includes stored value, fare capping, auto-load, and security features with contactless payment technology that creates an integrated and frictionless experience for riders.
“At REACH NOW, we’re committed to making the experience of riding public transit as convenient as possible with our integrated mobile apps and solutions,” said REACH NOW NA CEO Nat Parker. “With this latest innovation, all you need to do is tap your iPhone to ride. Transit cards in Apple Wallet offer all the benefits of physical cards, with the added ability to manage your account and add funds from the Apple device you have with you everyday.”
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. For more information about Hop Fastpass, visit trimet.org/applepay . For more information on Express Transit with Apple Pay on your iPhone or Apple Watch, visit: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209495.
About moovel North America (becoming REACH NOW)
moovel North America, a part of moovel Group (becoming REACH NOW), offers cities, public transit agencies and users access to multimodal transportation options through simple smartphone applications. A pioneer in Mobility-as-a-Service and the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing solutions for public transit, moovel NA (becoming REACH NOW) provides a next-generation mobile platform that streamlines the operations for transit agencies, and simplifies the travel experience for riders. moovel (becoming REACH NOW) is one of five joint ventures between the BMW Group and Daimler AG that is reinventing mobility. Led by CEO Nat Parker, moovel NA (becoming REACH NOW) is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon metro area. We connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution — making the Portland area a better place to live.
About Portland Streetcar
Portland Streetcar operates three lines around 16-miles of track in Portland’s Central City. It has been in operation for 17 years and has serviced over 54 million riders since its inception.
C-TRAN operates regular route bus services within Clark County. C-TRAN also provides express commuter services between Clark County, WA and various points in Portland, OR, including downtown and other locations.
As a worldwide leading supplier of integrated ITS and ticketing systems for buses, light rail, and trains, INIT has been assisting transportation companies in making public transport more attractive, faster and more efficient for more than 35 years. Today, more than 600 customers rely on our innovative solutions.
Laura Caster (Modjeski)
moovel Communications Manager