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MTA commuters to get mobile ticketing option

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Commuters boarding the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro North and Long Island Railroads will soon be able to buy and display train tickets on their smartphones and tablets for their journey.

The MTA has contracted with Masabi to provide its JustRide platform to rid passengers of the hassle of waiting in line to buy tickets at stations.

Conductors will visually verify the digital ticket in the same way that paper monthly and weekly tickets are verified today or could use handheld devices to validate tickets using a barcode or QR scanner.

Thomas Prendergast, chairman and CEO of the MTA, says: "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."

Masabi's technology is already in use by 18 global transit agencies and retail brands, including: Thames Clippers, Virgin Trains, First Group, Boston's MBTA, NICE Bus, San Diego MTS and CrossCountry Trains.

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