Metro North is encouraging riders to use their new mobile app, and in order to push that along the MTA is ending online ticket sales. Monthly Metro North tickets will no longer be for sale online as of Tuesday. Riders will be unable to buy any other ticket online after November 30th.
Commuter Action Group founder Jim Cameron says it's unfortunate, because there was a 2-percent discount.
MTA eTix allows riders to purchase tickets directly on their mobile device. The ticket must be activated just before boarding the train. The conductor will then look at the ticket to confirm it's active, and scan the barcode on the screen. Tickets remain active for the duration of your trip.