[telecom] MBTA rolls out mobile ticketing for commuter rail riders

MBTA rolls out mobile ticketing for commuter rail riders

Boston Business Journal by Patricia Resende, Managing Editor MHT November 12, 2012

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and state Department of Transportation have officially launched a smartphone-ticketing pilot program for the commuter rail train system.

During the rollout's first phase, commuter rail riders in the North (Lowell, Fitchburg, Haverhill, and Newbury/Rockport) can now purchase single and 10-ride tickets using an iOS and Android-enabled smartphone. The program's second phase, scheduled to launch in another few weeks, will extend to commuters in the South (Worcester, Franklin, Fairmount, Providence, Greenbus and Old Colony).


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