- Google has added support for transit tickets and passes to Google Pay.
- The Las Vegas Monorail is the first agency to support the feature, but Google says more cities will be added soon.
- Just purchase your ticket, save it to the app, and that’s it!
Google Pay will soon become much more useful for folks who use public transit — at least in the city of Las Vegas.
Starting today, Google Pay is gaining support for transit tickets and passes for the Las Vegas Monorail. This means you can now purchase your ticket online, save it to the Google Pay app, and hold your phone near the fare gate to pay. You don’t even need to open the app to make the payment go through.
Here’s how to set it up: make sure you’re running the latest version of the Google Pay app, purchase a ticket on the Las Vegas Monorail website, then save it to the app. Then, simply hold your phone near the fare gate where you’d normally swipe your ticket. You’ll see a check mark on your phone, signaling that the transaction when through.
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.
Google says more cities will gain support for transit tickets in the future, though we don’t have any specifics yet.
If this feature came to your city, would you use it? I certainly would.