As of Tuesday, May 22, 2018, transit riders are able to “Tap-to-Pay” using their Visa, Mastercard or a mobile wallet (Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay). This new feature will help cut ticket line-ups and eliminate confusion about travel zones for people who are occasional riders and especially for visitors to our destination.
“We know from our most recent visitor exit survey that 43 percent of Vancouver visitors are already using some form of public transit during their stay. This new system makes it even easier for more tourists to use transit which, in turn, will help fund Vancouver’s transportation system making it even better for locals,” says Ty Speer, president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver.
TransLink is the first Canadian transit authority to offer credit card and mobile payment throughout its system, which has 50 million monthly riders. Tourism Vancouver is actively collaborating with Translink to ensure that visitors continue to have a positive experience while using public transportation to explore our destination.
For more information: https://www.translink.ca/Fares-and-Passes/Tap-to-Pay.aspx