Moovel, the principal company that provides fare validation and mobile ticketing solutions for public transit in North America has announced its contribution in the mobile application space. The first phase of the initiative to be rolled out in the next few weeks involves serving select transit passengers in the Portland Vancouver area, with the full rollout planned for early 2018.
The company is set to provide an add-on feature to Hop Fastpass, which is the virtual transit card compatible for Android smartphones. The updated Hop app will provide mobile integration feature to TriMet Hop Fastpass’ contactless payment capabilities for transit passengers in the Portland-Vancouver area.
Virtual Hop Fastpass to Offer Convenience and Benefits as Physical Card
Using the Hop Fastpass mobile application, passengers can manage their physical or virtual Hop Fastpass cards through their mobile device. The app can be used to pay for trips on Portland Streetcar, Max Light Rail, TriMet and C-TRAN buses, C-TRAN Vine, and WES Commuter Rail. With the virtual Hop card stored in a secure manner in the Android mobile app, riders can tap and ride with the help of near field communication capability embedded on fare validators.
Hop Fastpass mobile application that has been developed in partnership with INIT will provide more features apart from supporting advanced mobile payments. It features robust digital account management along with displaying status of everyday and monthly fare capping and stored value balance, loss of prevention features, and auto-load management. Post the completion of Beta testing, the Hop Fastpass mobile app will be available on Google Play store. The virtual Hop cards would be available for purchase through Android Pay, incorporating the same convenience and benefits and savings that are available through the physical Hop card.