Governor Cuomo Announces MTA eTix Milestone with Over $47 Million in Ticket Sales
It has been reported recently that over 280,000 MTA eTix app accounts have been created since its inception back in August.
In fact, percentage of monthly MTA eTix pass purchases has tripled and percentage of weekly MTA eTix pass purchases have quadrupled since the August launch as well.
The Governor had made the announcement about the strong early growth and utilization of the MTA eTix mobile ticketing app with the data suggesting an impressive download, sales, and usage number.
Since the app got its start back in August, over 280,000 new MTA eTix account have been created by Metro-North and LIRR customers, and cumulative sales through the app have gone past $47 million at this juncture.
“To remain competitive in the 21st century economy, we are reimagining and rebuilding our public transit system to improve the overall experience of travelers across New York,”Governor Cuomo said. “With the launch of the free MTA eTix app, we have transformed the ticket machine into a user-friendly mobile app, making it easier than ever before for LIRR and Metro-North riders to purchase tickets and travel around the region. This early momentum makes clear that MTA riders are excited to use technology to improve their commute and we look forward to the continued success of the eTix app.”
“The rapid growth of MTA eTix among monthly and weekly ticket holders suggests extremely strong support for the new app among our core riders,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast. “We look forward to finding ways to get the word out about this convenient, easy to use app to even more of our customers, and further build usage.”
Also, back in early October, Governor Cuomo announced the addition of Apple Pay and Masterpass digital wallet technologies to MTA eTix, providing thousands of passengers more payment options to choose from.