Coming to L.A. Transit in 2018: Smartphone Fare Payment
"Metro riders may soon have a new way to pay for trips on Los Angeles trains, buses, and shuttles: through a smartphone app," reports Elijah Chiland.
According to Metro spokesperson Rick Jager, cited in the article, Metro is planning on releasing the mobile payment app in Fall 2018. The new app could include additional "perks," such as "incentives for users choosing to ride public transit on smoggy days or a system by which riders could earn points or 'medallions' when paying for trips."