INIT Modernizes Electronic-fare System in Portland-Vancouver Metro Area; Open Payments to Offer Regional Riders Options
TriMet (Tri-County Metropolitan Transit Authority), C-TRAN, and Portland Streetcar launched Hop FastpassTM – an open payments, electronic fare collection system implemented by INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. This regional e-fare system spans multiple agencies allowing transit riders to pay for trips on TriMet and C-TRAN buses, Portland Streetcar, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail or the C-TRAN Vine BRT system, all which operate within the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area.
Hop FastpassTM is a fully integrated open payments e-fare system that can accept regular contactless fare media (Hop cards) and will accept contactless credit or debit card payments.
“The benefits of the Hop system will be far reaching, providing benefits not just for our riders but for the efficiency of our revenue operations as well as those of our fellow transit providers in the greater Portland-Vancouver metro area,” said TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane. “ Our 15 year partnership with INIT has been and continues to be one that fosters growth, technical advancement, and effective process management.”