TriMet is holding a public hearing for riders to give feedback and share thoughts about policy updates having to do with the upcoming Hop Fastpass, scheduled to open next year.
Some policy updates paving the way for Hop Fastpass:
- Stored value and pay-as-you-go passes. You'll be able to pay your way toward a 1-Month Pass, one day at a time. You don't have to pay for a pass in advance, and you'll never pay for a ride you don't take. And at the end of the month, any balance in your account will roll over to the next month. All fares will be the same price as today.
- $3 card fee and $5 minimum load. Register online or by phone, then enjoy benefits like pay-as-you-go passes and lost-card protection. Add value online, using the upcoming Hop Fastpass app, over the phone or in person at any of 500 local retailer. To kick things off TriMet will be giving out thousands of free cards to riders, social service agencies and schools.
- More ways to pay. Use contactless bank cards or services like Apple Pay and Android Pay to purchase fares.
- Your card is your fare. Simply tap your Hop Fastpass card every time you board the bus, train or streetcar.
- LIFT fares. Hop Fastpass will support LIFT rides after TriMet has successfully launched the system on fixed-route vehicles. LIFT riders will be able to use Hop to purchase fares at the same price as today: $2.50 for a single ticket or $74 for a 1-Month Pass.
If you have thoughts about these updates, please attend the public hearing to give your feedback in person (Portland Auditorium Building, Second Floor, 1120 SW 5th Avenue).
If you can't make it to the hearing, send TriMet an email with your feedback or give them a call. You can weigh in through February 16, 2016.
Phone: 503-238-RIDE (7433), option 5
Mail: TriMet Public Affairs, 1800 SW 1st Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201