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Will NICE get an app payment system like OMNY and will it work with OMNY like MetroCard?

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Will NICE get an app like OMNY and will it work with OMNY just like it currently works with metro card?

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Probably 2/3 of NICE bus ridership came in via Queens so I would assume they will accept NYC payments as now

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You can ride a Staten Island bus to see the OMNY readers in place there (lower than the farebox, and some sort of lock around them to prevent people from yanking them off and stealing them!) But as of now, OMNY readers on Staten Island do not offer free transfers to the subway.  Perhaps when they integrate it with Unlimited rides, then NICE will consider it.

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3 hours ago, RtrainBlues said:

You can ride a Staten Island bus to see the OMNY readers in place there (lower than the farebox, and some sort of lock around them to prevent people from yanking them off and stealing them!) But as of now, OMNY readers on Staten Island do not offer free transfers to the subway.  Perhaps when they integrate it with Unlimited rides, then NICE will consider it.

MTA says all transfers are included with OMNY. But the only stations where the transfers will be accepted I guess will be those downtown (4)(5)(6) stations.

Though, MTA did say they plan on expanded more downtown stations this year.

But the day that NICE stop accepting MTA transfer is the day Nassau bus system will shut down

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NICE already has their own app based payment system called goMobile. It's used to collect fares on Nassau Buses and Able Ride. 

They're just waiting on the City and State to hurry up with OMNI.

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2 hours ago, N6 Limited said:

How would OMNI work on LIRR/MNRR?

I can't guarantee any eventual similarity, but if you want an example of what it could be, look at Oyster.

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On 10/1/2019 at 9:39 PM, Lex said:

I can't guarantee any eventual similarity, but if you want an example of what it could be, look at Oyster.

Tap in tap out?

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48 minutes ago, N6 Limited said:

Tap in tap out?

Yep.

This may help to foster ridership growth for NICE (though better scheduling can also help...).

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13 hours ago, Lex said:

Yep.

This may help to foster ridership growth for NICE (though better scheduling can also help...).

How may this foster ridership growth for NICE? Free transfers?

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1 hour ago, N6 Limited said:

How may this foster ridership growth for NICE? Free transfers?

Consider how much more convenient using one medium for multiple modes is, especially if you can get discounted fares (free or reduced) when switching between modes with different fare structures.

Again, though, it's only one component, and its effects won't be realized without other improvements. (Also, some people basically insist that public transportation is for losers, so we can forget trying to get those people to ride.)

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