NXP and Google Pay bring Mobile Fare Payments to Android™ Users in the Washington D.C. Metro Area 9. June 2021

NXP Semiconductors announced that it is helping to digitize the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s SmarTrip® Card – the way to pay for Metro and all regional transit providers serving a population of over 4 million in the Washington, DC area. SmarTrip® is based on NXP’s MIFARE ICs and powered by its MIFARE 2GO digitization service, giving riders the option to use Google Pay on their NFC-enabled Android™ phones to seamlessly board metro trains and buses.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) is one of the busiest rapid-transit systems in the United States, connecting Washington, DC with the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. NXP’s MIFARE 2GO service is integrated with Google Pay, allowing riders to use virtual MIFARE product-based transit cards on their smartphones for touchless transit payment and access to Metro stations and buses.

Read more in NXP’s official news brief.