globesherpaMore and more paper products are going digital, and now, Portland’s transit ticketing system is the latest to do the same.

TriMet, Oregon’s largest provider of bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services, today unveiled its new e-ticket app that was built by GlobeSherpa, a Portland-based provider of secure mobile ticketing software and services.

Essentially, the free app eliminates the need to purchase paper tickets from a machine and allows you to easily buy transit fares using your smartphone.

TriMet told The Oregonian that it expects this new app to save the agency millions due to reduced transaction costs and elimination of ticket machine maintenance. The app is out to beta testers now and will go public this summer.

We wrote about GlobeSherpa in March when the startup landed a $1.3 million round led by The Oregon Angel Fund.

Previously on GeekWire: Meet the 9 startup grads from the Portland Seed Fund

Comments

  • http://www.evanbtcohen.com/ Evan Cohen

    Trondheim, Norway has been doing this since 2011! http://bit.ly/10VS3J0
    It’s a very cool idea, defiantly useful.

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