TriMet Invests $30 Million for its New NFC Enabled e-Fare System

TriMet—the public transportation service in the Portland, Oregon region and the first transit agency in the US to implement a mobile ticketing smartphone app for use on both buses and trains—has announced plans to introduce an electronic fare (e-fare) system to the Portland metropolitan area by 2017. TriMet’s new e-fare system will allow commuters to use transit-only smart cards, contactless credit and debit cards and NFC-enabled smartphones to pay the fare and travel from one place to another. TriMet has handed over this project to Innovations in Transportation (INIT), which is a leading supplier of intelligent transportation systems and ...

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