Google Pay Now Offers Mobile Tickets For Las Vegas Monorail

Joanna Estrada
March 19, 2018

Google revealed in January that it was combining Android Pay and Google Wallet under the new Google Pay brand, and the big global rollout began last month. The company already telegraphed that peer-to-peer money transfers were coming soon and now Google Pay is adding support for transit tickets.

Starting today, Google Pay is gaining support for transit tickets and passes for the Las Vegas Monorail.

To try out this functionality, users have to make sure that they have the latest version of Google Pay, once they have done that they need to head over to the Las Vegas Monorail site and purchase a ticket before saving it in the app.

With numerous mobile payments systems out there to choose between Google Pay is making another attempt to be the most essential in your pocket by promising to absorb your transit tickets too. When you go through a fare gate simply hold your phone to the terminal as you would with any other contactless transaction.

After you use the new transit feature, you can open the app to view your recent transactions, trips, and the location of the nearest Monorail station.

Back in December, Portland public transport agency TriMet announced a tie-up with Google that involved a virtual transit card within the Google Pay wallet, though that still appears to be an early-stage beta program.

What do you think about it?

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