The New York MTA has finished roll out contactless payment in all metro stations and bus lines in the five arrondissements. The OMNY (One Metro New York) system allows users to type in and pay fares with smartphones, smartwatches, and contactless credit and debit cards.
It’s OMNY time – everywhere!
Each metro station
Paying the contactless fare is the best way to get around in 2021. Find out more and see if OMNY is right for you ? https://t.co/HOjO7m6Sjf pic.twitter.com/q66XOsbcoB
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MTA introduces contactless payments for the first time last may, but it took over a year and a half for the technology to spread through New York’s mass transit system. During that time, MTA saw more than 35 million taps using OMNY, said MTA executive director Al Putre in a press conference today. The next goal, he said, is to bring OMNY to New York rail lines and introduce contactless OMNY cards, including discount cards, to bring OMNY functionality to the fore. height of current MetroCard offerings.