During a news conference at the Brooklyn Transit Museum on Friday the 8th of January 2016, New York’s Governor Cuomo, along with MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast, gave details regarding the recently announced transportation-focused agenda to upgrade New York’s transit infrastructure.
Part of the announcement was that the MTA will begin offering mobile ticketing on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad this year, giving railroad passengers the ability to buy tickets on their smartphones.
“The future is mass transportation”said New York’s Governor Cuomo.
These changes will revolutionize the travel experience for New Yorkers and allow passengers to travel on the railroad without needing to carry cash or wait in line to buy their ticket.
The system will also allow riders to manage the value in their accounts online instead of on physical tickets that can be lost or damaged.
At Masabi we are working closely with New York’s MTA LIRR and MNR to bring the JustRide Mobile Ticketing Platform to railroad passengers and help improve the transit experience.
The JustRide platform is a deployment proven, end-to-end, mobile ticketing and fare collection system that helps transport providers move towards full account based ticketing, allowing passengers to use what they have in their pocket to travel.
JustRide also provides significant benefits in terms of insight into operations for transport providers, through the JustRide Hub. This includes functionality for customer service, fare updates and real time data and analytics. This information can then be used to help improve services for passengers. To learn more about mobile ticketing and the JustRide platform please get in contact with us or request a demo.
New York's NICE bus was the first bus only mobile ticketing deployment is the USA. To find out more about mobile ticketing download the New York NICE Bus Case Study: