MBTA's ticketing app to debut on commuter boats

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BOSTON (AP) — A popular program that allows some commuter rail customers to purchase and display tickets on their smartphones is being expanded to include commuter boats and rail lines south and west of Boston.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority unveiled its "mTicketing" app two weeks ago on the four commuter rail lines north of Boston. The app allows customers to simply flash their smartphones to show conductors their tickets.

The app is scheduled to make its debut Wednesday morning on commuter boats and all eight rail lines south and west of Boston. Also beginning Wednesday, mTicket customers can buy monthly passes for commuter rail at a $10 discount.

To mark the expansion, senior MBTA staff and local elected officials are planning to take commuter boat service from Hingham to Boston Wednesday.

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