From a South Shore media release:
Avoid standing in line to purchase a ticket or fumbling for cash as a conductor approaches.
Running late with no time to buy your ticket from the agent or ticket vending machine?
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District makes it even easier to purchase tickets via the launch of its new South Shore mobile ticketing app.
Download this free app through the App Store and Google Play, purchase tickets in advance of your trip, store it on your device, and activate it when you board the train. It’s that easy!
Using the app has many advantages:
• Passengers may purchase all ticket types from one-way regular and reduced fare tickets to monthly passes.
• Passengers participating in the RTA Transit Benefit Program can split their ticket purchase transaction between the RTA Transit Benefit card and another debit or credit card. Note to monthly pass holders - A Monthly pass MUST be purchased in the Month it will be used. You cannot purchase your monthly pass before the 1st of the Month.
• The app will also e-mail a permanent record of your purchase transaction.
For a description of the new app, visit www.nictd.com/mobiletickets