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Google Is Testing Out Virtual Travel Passes Through Google Pay

 - Mar 20, 2018
References: venturebeat
Google has announced a new update to its pay service that will allow users to use Google Pay in conjunction with prepaid virtual travel passes. While Google Pay can already be used to pay for public transit in certain cities, including London, Kiev and Portland, those payments require a connection to a bank card connected with Google Pay. This new service is set to leverage Google Pay as a digital wallet the will work with prepaid tickets and passes.

Google's prepaid virtual travel passes will begin in Las Vegas and will allow users the chance to buy a ticket for the Las Vegas Monorail. Users will be able to purchase a ticket through the transit company's website, whether it be a one-trip ride or a seven-day pass, and can complete the transaction using Google Pay. The ticket will then be saved in the user's digital wallet and can be tapped at the stations terminal to complete the transaction.

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