Amtrak testing electronic tickets

March 20, 2012 1:49:16 PM PDT
Amtrak is adding high-tech ticketing.

The rail line is testing electronic tickets on City of New Orleans trains in Illinois.

E-ticketing allows Amtrak passengers to print boarding passes at home and avoid going through a ticket agent. Bar codes on a smartphone can also be used as a boarding pass.

Amtrak plans to expand the service to other routes this summer.