The MBTA Commuter Rail’s mobile ticketing system has been a success thus far. How else should the T use the new app?
Commuter rail riders are purchasing rail tickets in droves since the Monday launch of the MBTA’s new mobile ticketing system. As of Wednesday, the app has been downloaded 6,000 times totaling $10,000, according to a Tweet from @mbtaGM. The MBTA mTicket system, which uses the JustRide mobile ticketing platform from Masabi US Ltd., is available only on four lines: Lowell, Fitchburg, Haverhill and Newbury/Rockport, but will be rolled out throughout the region later this month. Perhaps the subway lines or buses will be next to get mobile ticketing. If they do, how would you use the MBTA’s mobile ticketing system? Do you want it for the subway and buses? What about The Ride? Tell us in the comments.
Commuter Rail customers of four lines can now use smartphones to buy train tickets.
Customers of four MBTA Commuter Rail lines can now use their smartphones to board the train. Starting today, riders of the Lowell, Fitchburg, Haverhill and Newbury/Rockport can use the MBTA mTicket app for iPhone and Android to purchase single or 10-ride tickets, according to an MBTA statement. The system works by displaying the tickets on the phone’s screen as a digital “flash pass” barcode, according to the statement. “Customers will now have the ability to purchase tickets without waiting in lines meaning they get more time back in their day and more control over their commuter,” said Richard A. Davey, secretary and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in the statement. Customers will also benefit from not having to …