New York State has added Apple Pay and Masterpass support to MTA eTix, the mobile ticketing app that enables Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road passengers to buy tickets using their phones.
Now, using MTA eTix, customers will be able to use both services to purchase one way, round trip, ten trip, weekly, CityTickets as well as monthly passes.
The addition of Apple Pay to the MTA eTix app avoids the need to type in any credit card numbers, billing info, or security codes to complete a transaction.
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards.
To use Apple Pay in the MTA eTix app, customers will have to select the ticket or pass they wish to purchase, select “Pay with Apple Pay” and complete the payment using the Touch ID feature.
Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road riders can use Masterpass as a payment option within the MTA eTix app on any iOS or Android device.
Masterpass securely stores all card details, from the consumer’s chosen MasterCard or other network branded card, enabling for quick and simple payment.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “We have worked tirelessly to rebuild and reimagine New York’s transit system for the 21st century and a key part of those efforts is to incorporate the amenities that modern day riders demand.
“By adding the use of cutting edge technology like Apple Pay and Masterpass, we are not only making mass transit easier to use, but are also improving the overall experience of riders.”