The system is named OMNY, or One Metro New York, and it gives transit riders the ability to pay subway payments using their phone, smartwatch, or contactless payments using credit or debit cards. MTA also announced that MetroCards can still be used in transit stations, but will be phased out in 2023.
Contactless payments were first launched through MTA last year, and since then it has been used more than 35 million times. In the future MTA is hoping to bring the OMNY system to New York’s rail system.
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