Masabi to launch mobile ticketing with New York’s MTA

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Masabi has announced that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has selected the company to provide mobile ticketing for both the Metro-North Railroad (MNR) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).

Masabi’s mobile ticketing technology will eliminating the need to ever carry a paper ticket again as customers will be able to quickly and securely buy and use electronic tickets for both railroads using a mobile ticketing application or website.

“This is a step forward as we look to use the latest technologies available to make fare payment at all our agencies easier, faster, and more convenient.” said Thomas F. Prendergast, Chairman and CEO of the MTA.

“Mobile ticketing is all about making life easier for transit riders,” said Ben Whitaker, CEO of Masabi. “By transforming smartphones into vending machines, we are making waiting in line a thing of the past. We are excited to be working with Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road to bring our award-winning technology to New York’s commuters.”

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