Google has announced that mobile tickets for the Las Vegas Monorail are now available via Google Pay, powered by NXP’s MIFARE contactless technology. The mobile tickets can be purchased online and saved to Google Pay instantly ready for you to scan scan it, without even opening the app to board the vehicle. The new roll out will mean a lot less queuing for users.
Prakash Hariramani, Group Product Manager, Google Pay, said:
“The Las Vegas Monorail is the first transit agency where you can use prepaid tickets or passes with Google Pay instead of a credit or debit card, and it's coming to more cities soon. Once you’ve saved your ticket, you’ll find info in the app to guide you along your journey—you can see recent transactions, trips, or the location of the nearest Monorail station.”
In order to use the technology you’ll need to update Google Pay to the latest version and purchase a ticket on the Las Vegas Monorail website and save it to the app. According to Google, if you bought the ticket on a mobile device, you’re ready to ride already. Once the ticket is saved to your phone, simply hold your phone near the fare gate and wait for a check mark to appear, then you’re ready to board!