Passengers will be able to purchase tickets and passes using the MBTA mTicket iOS and Android apps. The purchased tickets are displayed on the screen of the mobile device as a ‘flash pass’ or barcode.
“With this new application, Commuter Rail users don’t have to wait in line to purchase tickets nor pay a surcharge for buying tickets aboard trains,” said MBTA general manager Jonathan Davis. “Customers may purchase a ticket in seconds – anywhere, anytime. Mobile ticketing offers customers the convenience and simplicity that makes it easier than ever to use public transit.”