Google Pay adds support for transit passes and tickets

With the Android Pay to Google Pay branding now rolled out Google has begun adding new features to go along with the new name and new look. Today, Google announced support for transit passes and tickets starting with the Las Vegas Monorail, allowing you to purchase tickets online and save them to Google Pay.

Crowded public transportation can completely derail your day—especially when you're standing in line to buy a ticket and the train whizzes by. But the next time you're traveling around Las Vegas, you can skip the line and get there faster with Google Pay. Today, we're launching mobile tickets for the Las Vegas Monorail, which is powered by NXP's MIFARE contactless technology. Now you'll be able to purchase your ticket online, save it to Google Pay instantly, and use your phone to ride—no need to open the app.

The Las Vegas Monorail is the first transit agency where you can use prepaid tickets or passes with Google Pay instead of a credit or debit card, and it's coming to more cities soon. Once you've saved your ticket, you'll find info in the app to guide you along your journey—you can see recent transactions, trips, or the location of the nearest Monorail station.

Google hasn't stated how fast other areas will be rolled out but if you're in Las Vegas, all you have to do is make sure you have the latest Google Pay app update installed and you should be good to go.

Download Google Pay from the Google Play Store