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Say hello to tap and go, with OMNY

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OMNY is part of an effort to modernize the MTA that will make your trips faster and more convenient. It is built with the latest payment technology and backed by the latest payment security standards.

Starting in May, you will be able to use a contactless card or smart device to tap and go onboard all Staten Island buses and at subway stations on the 4, 5, and 6 lines between Grand Central-42 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

Starting in May, pay-per-ride fares will be available with OMNY, without any advance purchase required. Over the coming months, we will expand OMNY to include payment options that are comparable to what is available today (like reduced fares and time-based passes), to make contactless payment a preferable option for everyone.

You can keep using your current payment method while the new system is phased in over several years, first on subways and buses and then on commuter rail. Once the OMNY system supports all the options available to you today, including reduced fares and time-based passes, we will phase out the MetroCard.

OMNY is built on the concept that we are One Metro New York and is based on the prefix “omni,” which means “all” or “of all things.” We believe that transportation is an essential service that connects communities and brings the diversity and energy of New York together. OMNY is the newest way to experience all that the region offers.

Once OMNY has been rolled out everywhere we serve, you can just tap and go, from Pleasant Plains to Poughkeepsie. We are One Metro New York.

https://new.mta.info/omny

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You know, I'm glad to see them finally update the payment system in this city. My parent's can remember the MetroCard system before I was even born, and the advertisements as well. It's aged badly at this point so it's rightfully time for a new era of payment!

If only we could get people to pay in the first place :rolleyes::(

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13 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

I hate the name. I was hoping they would keep MetroCard.

The name has grown on me... It all depends on how they brand it of course. The possibilities are endless

 

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Poughkeepsie? How will that work? Are we finally getting POP, or is this going to be some convoluted thing like an SBS ticket machine?

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I remember tokens as well as MetroCard but I am happy to see New York City catching up with the times.

I like the acronym OMNY.

Here in Tucson, Arizona we use the Sun Go card Sun Go ID and Card card and GoTucson app on our smartphones to pay fares and it makes fare paying so much easier and faster.

If taken care of, the credit card size plastic card will last for four years.

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