OR: TriMet Mobile Ticket Sales Reach $100,000

The TriMet Tickets mobile ticketing app proves an overwhelming success in its first week.

As of 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11, more than 21,700 mobile tickets and passes have been sold, generating more than $100,000 in sales. There have been more than 16,000 downloads of the free app. Despite the enthusiasm, we’re still finding people who haven’t heard about the device, so help us spread the word: The TriMet Tickets app makes buying and using tickets as easy as a few taps on the screen.

“We’re off to a remarkable start with the TriMet Tickets app as riders find mobile tickets convenient and easy to use,” said TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane. “This is just the latest innovation we’ve implemented that benefits our riders, and the improvements will continue as we move toward an electronic fare system in the coming years.”

The TriMet Tickets app allows you to purchase TriMet fares on your Apple or Android smartphone anywhere, at any time. With just a few taps, you choose your fare and checkout. The ticket pops up in your “My Tickets” tab in just seconds. TriMet partnered with local software developer GlobeSherpa to create the app, the first to be used in the U.S. for riding both buses and trains.