Portland’s new public transit mobile ticketing app is a huge success so far

Looks like Portland likes the idea of paying for their public transit tickets with a smartphone. TriMet, Oregon’s largest provider of bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services, debuted its new e-ticket app last week and the numbers so far are looking good. As of 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, there have been more than 16,000 downloads of the… Read More


Portland Streetcar to enable mobile ticketing; how about Seattle?

Portland Streetcar seems to be following the lead of TriMet and has plans to enable mobile ticketing this summer. According to the Portland Streetcar home page, the mobile ticketing service is set to debut this summer and is powered by GlobeSherpa, a Portland-based provider of secure mobile ticketing software and services. It’s the same startup behind the… Read More


Mobile-ticketing startup GlobeSherpa lands $1.3M to sell transit tickets on the go

GlobeSherpa, a Portland-based provider of secure mobile ticketing software and services, today announced a $1.3 million series B capital funding led by The Oregon Angel Fund to help the startup expand its business across the globe.  “We are excited to be supported by investors at the Oregon Angel Fund (OAF), who saw the success and solutions we’ve provided… Read More

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From Seattle to Portland, BoltBus feels like a beta

I was only ten minutes into my BoltBus trip to Portland for the annual convention of the National Puzzlers’ League (the world’s oldest puzzling organization) when I was pretty sure I didn’t want to ride BoltBus again. I’m disappointed because I’d really been looking forward to the ride, hoping it would be a good way… Read More