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New Fareboxes

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Just out of curiousity, when does the MTA order new fareboxes?

 

 

 

-Nick

 

When they stop making parts for the old ones.

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I would take a guess in 2014 whenever the MTA gets to starting that Smart Card program, but then again they just could retrofit the current fareboxes with new readers for smart cards. Other then that, they will just continue to be reused and rebuilt.

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ive been on buses with the pilot smart card reader a year or so ago. its a small device that was placed to the right of the farebox. i highly doubt that if/when the mta starts using this tech that whole new fareboxes will be needed yet alone ordered.

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I would take a guess in 2014 whenever the MTA gets to starting that Smart Card program, but then again they just could retrofit the current fareboxes with new readers for smart cards. Other then that, they will just continue to be reused and rebuilt.

 

The fareboxes are supposed to be replaced IIRC, but I can double check to make sure. The NYCT and MTAB systems will be the same when it's complete.

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I do hope if the MTA goes out and buy new boxes, they will look to similar types used on Vegas's CAT bus system. Those boxes can not only take $ bills, allow cards to be swiped vs dipped in to be scanned and spat out, but finally distribute cards of a certain value.

 

But that would probably be too much to ask for....

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