June 13, 2014
The magnetic strip technology would require the replacement of all fareboxes, many of which are more than 20 years old. The agency plans to pay for it with a $2 million federal grant.
May 28, 2014
When the new ticket system launches, customers will be able to purchase and use commuter rail tickets with just a few clicks on their smartphone.
May 14, 2014
Has entered into an agreement with CooCoo, a Huntington, N.Y.-based developer of innovative mobile software to provide a comprehensive mobile payment ticketing solution to the transportation industry.
March 27, 2014
Will provide a variety of payment options: transit-only smart card, contactless bank card and a smartphone with Near Field Communications. The transit agency expects the new system to begin serving the Portland metropolitan area in 2017.
March 13, 2014
An Atlantic Cities article asks whether mobile ticketing apps make transit systems less accessible to people who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.
February 26, 2014
James Murphy, frontman of the now-defunct LCD Soundsystem, has launched Subway Symphony, a proposed project intended to replace the “unpleasant beep” heard when riders swipe their MetroCard with a more soothing sound.
February 18, 2014
The mobile tickets incorporate a QR Code which can be read by INIT’s PROXmobil2 readers installed on the new MetroRapid BRT buses.
February 12, 2014
Will continue to discuss halting proposed staff cuts. The cuts are part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to remove ticket booths and place more staff members on platforms and concourses as riders switch to paying fares with Oyster cards that open gates automatically.
February 11, 2014
Agency will become among the first U.S. bus transit system to offer smartphone ticketing to its customers, featuring smartphone payment apps for both iPhone and Android.
February 4, 2014
Ninety-nine percent of riders use Oyster fare cards, pre-paid tickets, contactless payment cards or concession tickets instead of currency. Cash payments cost £24 million a year and removing the option would create “significant” savings, transportation officials say.
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