Google Wallet Makes Tap-to-Pay Easier for Transit Passes

Google Wallet is making it easier for commuters to use tap-to-pay for transit passes. New features announced today include the ability to purchase and store transit passes directly on your phone, as well as see your ride history and savings. Google is also expanding its ticketing options within Google Maps, allowing commuters to plan multi-leg journeys and purchase all necessary tickets in one go.

Key Highlights:

  • Google Wallet users can now purchase and store transit passes directly on their phones.
  • Google Wallet users can now see their ride history and savings, helping them stay on top of their expenses.
  • Google is expanding its ticketing options within Google Maps, allowing commuters to plan multi-leg journeys and purchase all necessary tickets in one go.

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The new features are being rolled out to Google Wallet users in select cities around the world. In the United States, for example, users can now purchase and store transit passes for the MTA in New York City, the MBTA in Boston, and the CTA in Chicago. Users in the United Kingdom can now purchase and store transit passes for Transport for London.

To purchase and store a transit pass in Google Wallet, users simply need to open the app and tap on the “Add transit pass” button. They can then select their city and transit agency, and choose the type of pass they want to purchase. Once the pass has been purchased, it will be stored in Google Wallet and can be used to tap-to-pay at transit fare gates and terminals.

In addition to making it easier to purchase and store transit passes, Google Wallet is also giving users more insights into their commuting habits. With the new ride history feature, users can see a list of all their recent trips, including the date, time, and cost of each trip. Users can also see how much money they have saved by using transit rather than driving.

Google is also expanding its ticketing options within Google Maps. In the past, Google Maps users could only purchase tickets for certain types of transit, such as buses and trains. However, Google is now expanding its ticketing options to include other types of transit, such as ferries and subways. This means that commuters can now plan multi-leg journeys and purchase all necessary tickets in one go.

The new ticketing options in Google Maps are currently available in select cities around the world, with more cities to be added in the future.

Google Wallet is making it easier for commuters to use tap-to-pay for transit passes with new features that allow users to purchase and store transit passes directly on their phones, see their ride history and savings, and plan multi-leg journeys and purchase all necessary tickets in one go.