100s of MBTA conductors get iPhones

April 6, 2016

By Morgan Rousseau, Metro International

Hundreds of conductors on the MBTA’s commuter rail system will get iPhones in a push to connect T workers with real-time data that they can use to keep passengers udpated on travel issues.Website Insert Cars and Financing copy

Keolis, the company that operates the MBTA Commuter Rail system, said the phones were part of a push to “enhance passenger experience.” More than 400 handheld devices will be issued to commuter rail conductors and assistant conductors.

The iPhones come programmed with apps specially designed by Keolis with data on schedules, on-time performance, service disruptions and other information of importance to commuter rail passengers, the company said in a press release Monday.

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