The Las Vegas Monorail Company has announced the launch of virtual transit ticketing with the new Google Pay app for Android phones. The Monorail now offers riders the ability to purchase fares online and use their phone at the fare gates for immediate transit access to everything along the Las Vegas Strip. It is the first transit system in the world to fully integrate their ticketing system with Google Pay using MIFARE contactless technology.
Monorail customers can now purchase and save tickets using their credit and debit cards or PayPal account linked to Google Pay with the security of Google encryption. Once customers arrive at the Monorail station, they simply tap their phone on the fare gate and ride.
For customers not using Google Pay, the Monorail now offers Scan-and-Go mobile ticketing. These guests can also purchase tickets online and specify whether to receive the electronic ticket via email or text message on their mobile device. At the fare gates, riders can scan the e-ticket’s QR code and ride.
The Monorail worked with NXP Semiconductors, an expert in the field of transportation and security, to enable the digitization of the MIFARE cards into virtual tickets on the mobile device. The Monorail has a partnership history with NXP, beginning when the companies collaborated to implement the first-ever integration of transit fare into a badge during CES 2017.
The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick connection along the Las Vegas strip, linking riders to restaurants, shows, shops, nightclubs, spas, hotels and casinos. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system includes seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SLS Las Vegas.
Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
For more information, visit www.LVMonorail.com.