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An MBTA Orange Line train pulls into Community College station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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You may have heard the MBTA plans to go cashless by 2020. You'll need an app on your phone, a CharlieCard, or tappable credit card to ride with the new digital payment systems.

According to the Boston Globe's Hiawatha Bray, the change could be a gateway to cashless society for ordinary people, who haven't yet adopted systems like Apple Pay.

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Hiawatha Bray, technology writer for the business section of The Boston Globe. He tweets @globetechlab.

This segment aired on July 27, 2017.

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