June 30, 2010

MBTA introduces mobile phone, online payment system

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced a simpler system for parking lot payments that will enable everyone from daily commuters to visitors to use their mobile phones and an online account to pay for parking at MBTA lots.

Beginning July 23, customers parking in MBTA-owned and operated lots with existing cash honor boxes will be able to pay for parking online or via phone while in their cars or once they board a train, bus or commuter boat.

"Our focus has been and will continue to be on the traveling public," said Gov. Patrick. "This new parking service is just one of the ways we are making the commuting experience more convenient."

Initially, the new service will be available for 23,733 parking spaces at nearly 70 MBTA-owned lots with existing cash honor boxes. In the weeks and months to follow, the T will work to expand the new system to lots that are not operated by the MBTA. 

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