MBTA to launch iPhone ticketing system

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, or MBTA, has announced a partnership with Masabi that will bring electronic rail passes to iPhones and other smartphones in fall of 2012. Customers will be able to purchases passes with their smartphones. MBTA employees will then validate the electronic tickets by scanning a special code on the device’s screen.

Those traveling with iPhones around Boston can expect a pilot program this summer, and if that goes well, an official launch in the fall.

[Via The Loop]