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News Release: Portland Streetcar releases free mobile app to make riding easier than ever

News Media Contacts:

Julie Gustafson, Portland Streetcar, 503-242-0084,

Mac Brown, GlobeSherpa, 503-680-6222,

(Sept. 10, 2013) –Portland Streetcar Inc. makes it easier than ever to ride public transit with the introduction today of a new mobile ticketing application for use with iPhone or Android devices. Portland Streetcar riders can now download the free PDX Streetcar Mobile Ticket app from an app store and begin buying and using Streetcar tickets with just a few clicks.

“Providing our customers with a new channel to purchase Streetcar tickets is very exciting,” said Rick Gustafson, Executive Director of Portland Streetcar. “Now, Portland Streetcar riders can buy tickets directly from their phones without having to wait in line or have exact change.”

The application was developed in partnership with local software developer GlobeSherpa. Features include:

  • Easy registration and user interfaces for quick and convenient purchasing
    • A secure payment system for credit/debit card information
    • Platform for single rider or multiple riders purchases
    • Streetcar 2-hour tickets andStreetcarAnnualPassoptions
    • Animated tickets with built in security features
    • Portland Streetcar arrival time information
    • Safety light with Portland Streetcar logo


How to get the app:

To download the free Portland Streetcar mobile ticket app, visit an Android or iPhone app store and search for PDX Streetcar. Enter your account information, select fare type and ticket quantity, then press “Checkout.” Load your credit or debit card information into the secure system and then you’re ready to ride. It’s that easy! There’s a minimum $5 purchase requirement but the tickets you buy, such as five Streetcar 2-Hour tickets at $1.00 apiece, can be stored on the device and activated individually at any time.

For help downloading the app, email or call 503-242-0084.

About Portland Streetcar

Portland Streetcar, owned by the City of Portland, operates a 14.7-mile system made up of two lines within the Central City of Portland, Oregon.  The first, the NS Line, runs on an 8.0-mile continuous loop (4.0-mile in each direction) from Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital at NW 23rd Avenue, on Lovejoy and Northrup, through the Pearl District and on 10th and 11th Avenues, through Portland State University,  to SW River Parkway & Moody (RiverPlace), on to SW Moody and Gibbs in the South Waterfront District where it connects with the Portland Aerial Tram to a terminus at SW Lowell and Bond.  The second, the CL Line, runs on a 10.7-mile continuous loop (5.35-mile in each direction) from SW Market in downtown, along 10th and 11th Avenues, through the Pearl District, across the Broadway Bridge and on Broadway, Weidler, 7th, Grand and MLK connecting the Rose Quarter, Lloyd District, Convention Center and Central Eastside to OMSI.