Here's a modern twist on a time-honored tradition for train travelers. Since last fall, Amtrak has been training conductors to use an iOS device to scan passenger tickets on some selected routes, including Boston to Portland, Maine, and San Jose to Sacramento, California.
According to the New York Times, 1700 conductors will be using the new system -- which combines an iPhone with a custom hardware sled for receipt printing -- across the country by late summer.
Amtrak, which apparently still exists, is catching up in the smartphones and travel realm by allowing passengers to manage a significant portion of their trip via iPhone and equipping conductors with the ubiquitous devices to scan t... Read Post
The iPhone has found a new use at Amtrak, where train conductors have begun using Apple's smartphone to scan passengers' tickets electronically. Read Post
Government-operated railroad service Amtrak is set to use Apple’s iPhone as an electronic ticket scanner. The New York Times reported train conductors have been training to use the tech during select routes since November. Amtrak fu... Read Post