Be One of the First to Test Hop Fastpass Ahead of Release

Beta testing for the new fare payment system will kick off at the end of February with 250 riders testing the system; additional testers added every two weeks.

C-TRAN, TriMet and the Portland Streetcar will be launching the new Hop FastpassTM fare payment system later this year, but we’re asking for rider feedback to improve the system prior to launch. Specifically, we need beta testers to put the system through its paces before full roll out to all our riders.

Hop is our new regional electronic-fare payment system. Riders will be able to use contactless payment devices such as a Hop smart card, bank card or smartphone to pay their fare onboard C-TRAN, TriMet buses, Portland Streetcar, and at the boarding platforms for The Vine, MAX and WES Commuter Rail.

We’ll be counting on a growing pool of beta testers, over the next few months, to give us critical feedback on what’s working and what could be improved.

How can you be one of the first to test this exciting new system? It’s easy! Sign-up to help us beta test at myHopcard.com and await further instructions.

Beta testers will receive an adult, youth or honored citizen Hop card to register, use and reload. Beta testers will be loading their own money on the card. Testers will tap their Hop card every time they ride a bus or train and report any issues they encounter along the way. Testers will also be asked to share their opinions about Hop in a survey.

We will initially select roughly 250 riders to test the system. Every two weeks after that, we will add more riders to the test group until regional launch this summer. Unfortunately, not everyone who applies will be chosen.

During this testing period, beta testers will be able to add value to their cards at more than 100 retail locations. Once fully launched, Hop cards will be available at more than 500 retail locations, including supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies. Riders also will be able to load value over the phone, website, on a mobile app or any Customer Service Office. Learn more about Hop Fastpass, sign up to beta test and receive updates at myhopcard.com.

Why Hop?
With Hop, you get the best deal because you pay as you go. Once you reach the cost of a Day Pass, the rest of the rides that day are free. Same is true on a monthly basis—once you ride enough times to reach the cost of a monthly pass, the rest of your rides that month are free. This is ideal for riders who want the benefits of a pass without the upfront cost.

Hop will make it easier, faster and more convenient for riders to board and pay fares. If the card is registered, it provides benefits such as lost-card protection and auto-loading of funds. Hop onboard at myhopcard.com