Commuters may soon be able to purchase their tickets with a few taps on their smartphones as LIRR officials announced they are considering digital ticketing.
A company is reportedly being sought to put the plan in motion, for MTA and Metro-North customers. A contract will hopefully be awarded in June with digital tickets available in the fall. Read the full story here.
After Thursday's blackouts affected machines, Syosset LIRR commuters had to make the choice between buying a more expensive ticket on the train or head to nearby stations to get their tickets from a machine. In this case, the system would likely have been appreciated by commuters.
Are digital LIRR tickets a good idea? Are there any drawbacks to digital ticketing or is it a step in the right direction?
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