New York Signs Up for Mobile Tickets on Railways
Published on: 1st May 2014
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has selected Masabi to provide mobile ticketing for both the Metro North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road.
Masabi's mobile ticketing technology will allow commuters to buy train tickets using their smartphones, revolutionizing the process of buying tickets on the two largest commuter railroads in the United States.
The MTA will be using Masabi's JustRide platform, which includes features such as ticket purchase, user display and validation together with back-end infrastructure for secure payments, ticket management, customer service, reporting and real-time analytics.
"This is a step forward as we look to use the latest technologies available to make fare payment at all our agencies easier, faster, and more convenient," said Thomas F. Prendergast, Chairman and CEO of the MTA.
Through the app, all ticket types will be available for purchase including one-way, round-trip, ten-trip, weekly passes, and monthly passes: from any origin or destination with payment being made via either debit or credit card. Tickets are sent to users' phones in the form of an electronic ticket that can be validated visually by conductors, or as an encrypted barcode that can be scanned by a conductor's handheld device to verify that the barcode is valid.