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TriMet unveils new ‘Hop Fastpass’ system

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TriMet riders across the Portland metro area may now find it easier to pay for the public transportation.

TriMet unveiled its new “Hop Fastpass” electronic fare system Monday.

To use the new system, riders must purchase a $3 Hop transit fare card. The cards can be bought at transit offices and retail stores including Fred Meyer and Safeway. The cards are also available on the Hop phone app.

Commuters only need to tap their Hop card to the Hop scanner each time before they board.

TriMet said Hop users can reload their fare cards with cash or by linking debit or credit accounts. Cards can be reloaded at over 500 retail store locations, online at MyHopCard.com, on the Hop app or by calling the phone number 1-844-MYHOPCARD (694-6722). There is also an auto-load feature available.

Not only is the Hop system convenient, but it also saves its users money. If a rider uses the card for two trips in one day, the rider earns a day pass. Once the cost of a TriMet month pass is reached, the user rides free for the rest of the month.

TriMet said registered card holders have lost-card protection, which saves their balance if the Hop card is lost or stolen.

Travel data is collected anonymously and will not be sold to a third party, according to transportation officials.

The Hop Fastpass can be used for TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar.

TriMet will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday to formally introduce the new tool. 

Learn more about the Hop Fastpass system at MyHopCard.com

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