Our friends over at Boston Innovation posted an article this week about the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) plans to adopt mobile ticketing, which will help cut down on lines and waiting.
Living here in the Boston area, we have all been subjected to long T lines after various events around town. This advancement aims to eliminate that.
According to the MBTA website, “…customers on four MBTA Commuter Rail Lines, north and west of Boston, will be able to use their smartphones instead of paper tickets to ride the train. Under this first-in the nation mobile ticketing program, customers will be able to purchase tickets and passes using the MBTA mTicket app for iPhone and Android devices wherever they are. The tickets are displayed on the phone’s screen as a digital ‘flash pass’ or encrypted barcode. The system uses the JustRide mobile ticketing platform from Masabi US Ltd.”