NYC is One Step Closer to Saying Goodbye to MetroCards as MTA Starts Rolling Out OMNY Tap-and-Go Payment System - NBC New York

NYC is One Step Closer to Saying Goodbye to MetroCards as MTA Starts Rolling Out OMNY Tap-and-Go Payment System

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    MTA Launches OMNY Payment System

    On Friday, the MTA rolled out the OMNY tap-and-go payment system in certain areas. The electronic readers will be seen at 16 stations -- from Grand Central to the Barclays Center on the 4, 5 and 6 subway lines, as well as buses on Staten Island. Andrew Siff reports.

    (Published Friday, May 31, 2019)

    What to Know

    • On Friday, the MTA rolled out the OMNY tap-and-go payment system in certain areas

    • The electronic readers will be rolling out at 16 subway stations from Grand Central to Barclays Center as well as on buses in Staten Island

    • However, if you have a MetroCard, don't throw it out yet -- because it won't be phased out immediately until 2023

    It's time to start saying goodbye to the MetroCard.

    On Friday, the MTA rolled out the OMNY tap-and-go payment system in certain areas.

    The electronic readers will be rolling out at 16 stations -- from Grand Central to the Barclays Center on the 4, 5 and 6 subway lines, as well as buses on Staten Island.

    This is part of the MTA's system modernization Plan. They say the technology is aimed at making the commute faster and more convenient.

    MTA Launches OMNY Tap-and-Go Payment System

    [NY] MTA Launches OMNY Tap-and-Go Payment System

    On Friday, starting at noon, the MTA will launch the OMNY tap-and-go payment system in certain areas. Tracie Strahan reports.

    (Published Friday, May 31, 2019)

    In order to use the OMNY system -- which stands for One Metro New York -- riders will need a contactless bank card, Apple Pay, Google Pay or a mobile wallet.

    Initially, for this rollout it will only be offered for full fare pay per ride fares. It will not be used for unlimited passes or reduced fares.

    However, if you have a MetroCard, don't throw it out yet -- because it won't be phased out immediately until 2023.

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