Transit Passes in Google Maps

Transit Passes in Google Maps
Posted on 03/02/2021

Google Maps announced the integration of public transit payments into their app.  Riders can purchase, and use, passes directly in Google Maps without needing to download another app (demo video). Token Transit is the only mobile ticketing solution that supports visual validation ticketing with Google at this time.

A few notes about the feature:

  • This feature is available at no additional cost to your agency and riders
  • This feature is entirely optional for your agency
  • This feature is available on Android Google Maps only to start; iPhone support will launch later this year.
  • Riders do not need to download the Token Transit app. They can buy/use passes from directly in the Google Maps App.
  • Visual Verification support only to start (agencies using validators can still make their passes available in Google Maps, but passes purchased in Google Maps will need to be visually inspected)
  • Financial reporting, data reconciliation, customer service, operator ticket inspection and the Token Transit app remain unchanged.