Monorail tickets can now be purchased with an Android smartphone
Las Vegas monorail fares can now be purchased on Android smartphones, in a partnership announced Monday with search engine giant Google.
Tickets can be purchased with credit cards, debit cards or PayPal accounts linked to the GooglePay app.
Passengers who don’t have an Android phone can purchase “scan and go” mobile tickets by visiting the monorail’s website and specifying whether the tickets are to be delivered by email or text message. From there, fare-paying passengers can tap their phone to the departure gate and board the monorail.
“We’ve taken the phone and turned it into an ATM that you can just carry around in your pocket,” Gerardo Capiel, director of product management at GooglePay, said at a press conference at a press conference. Las Vegas Convention Center monorail stop.
Las Vegas Monorail officials said it was the first transit system to use this type of mobile ticketing with GooglePay while using technology developed by Dutch security and transportation company NXP Semiconductors.
Mobile tickets have become increasingly popular in recent years as airlines and transit agencies offer paperless ticketing.
“For us to partner with a company like Google is a huge event,” said Curtis Myles, President and CEO of Las Vegas Monorail Co. “We have tried as a company to not only be before -thinkers, but we tried to be a good partner.
As part of the partnership, one of the monorail’s four tube trains will be wrapped in the GooglePay logo.
Until the end of April, passengers buying tickets through GooglePay can get a 20% discount on “unlimited ride” tickets on board the monorail, which range from $13 for a day pass to $56 for a pass. of seven days.