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MTA expected to vote on smartphone app for LIRR ticket purchases

The move would allow LIRR and Metro-North customers

The move would allow LIRR and Metro-North customers to skip waiting on lines at the station and avoid ticket machines. (April 28, 2014 6:05 PM)

For 180 years, conductors have been punching riders' tickets on the Long Island Rail Road. Now, that tried-and-true fare collection method could be getting a high-tech makeover.

The LIRR and Metro-North have voted to approve the development of an app that would allow riders to purchase tickets on their smartphones.

The app would let commuters simply show their smartphone screens to the...

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