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Broad St. Belle

EasyPay is the EasyWay

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So, MTA has a new program called 'EasyPay' that is equivalent to the EZPass. I, for one, am truly excited b/c I'm so tired of the long lines at the booth, the vending machines that are out of order/don't accept cash/or have a dirty screen that doesn't allow the correct dollar amount to be recognized :mad: or the classic: your train is at the station and you swipe your card hurridly (only to realize you don't have any remaining rides) and you're quickly rejected and thrusted back by the turnstile gods..ouch! :eek: I'd rather get a card linked to my debit account and fuhgedaboutit.

 

So what do you guys think about it?

 

Here's more info on it

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Sounds like a good plan. They are doing something similar here in Dallas, but it would be regional wide and would include parking meters, tollroad payment, mass transit ride payment, etc.

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You can always ask for a receipt, and if the charges are too much on your card than you can calculate (which seeing ur a Bx Sci student you probably do a lot of), you can call the credit card company and get credit in case there's a calculating error.

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So, MTA has a new program called 'EasyPay' that is equivalent to the EZPass. I, for one, am truly excited b/c I'm so tired of the long lines at the booth, the vending machines that are out of order/don't accept cash/or have a dirty screen that doesn't allow the correct dollar amount to be recognized :mad: or the classic: your train is at the station and you swipe your card hurridly (only to realize you don't have any remaining rides) and you're quickly rejected and thrusted back by the turnstile gods..ouch! :eek: I'd rather get a card linked to my debit account and fuhgedaboutit.

 

So what do you guys think about it?

 

Here's more info on it

It is a nice program but I was recently charged $40 a week a part which is unusual i guess they thought i wouldn't catch it but i did and will be calling them so they could correct the error

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My unlimited yearly MetroCard is debited directly from my paychecks. I have a TransitChek MetroCard. I never have to worry if I have funds or if it's valid. I get a new one every year.

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It is a nice program but I was recently charged $40 a week a part which is unusual i guess they thought i wouldn't catch it but i did and will be calling them so they could correct the error

 

 

You were charged $40 a week? :eek: Sorry to hear. What I understood is that $40 activates the account and $30 triggers an automatic refill of $40; meaning $10 would be taken from the debit/credit account to replinish the card. Right?

 

Please keep me posted on the outcome. I'm curious to hear how quick the turn around time is to correct errors.

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You were charged $40 a week? :eek: Sorry to hear. What I understood is that $40 activates the account and $30 triggers an automatic refill of $40; meaning $10 would be taken from the debit/credit account to replinish the card. Right?

 

Please keep me posted on the outcome. I'm curious to hear how quick the turn around time is to correct errors.

Why don't you check with your employer to see if they offer TransitChek and if they don't to see if they can offer it. TransitChek is good. You get a unlimited MetroCard and the money is taken out from your check before taxes so you end up saving lots of money per year. Check it out @ http://www.transitcenter.com/

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Why don't you check with your employer to see if they offer TransitChek and if they don't to see if they can offer it. TransitChek is good. You get a unlimited MetroCard and the money is taken out from your check before taxes so you end up saving lots of money per year. Check it out @ http://www.transitcenter.com/

 

That was one of the first requests I made when I started and they told me it was offered in the past and quickly got eliminated - for reasons unknown. I had it with my past employer and it was really convenient.

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My unlimited yearly MetroCard is debited directly from my paychecks. I have a TransitChek MetroCard. I never have to worry if I have funds or if it's valid. I get a new one every year.

 

TransitCheks are safe, IMO.

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Is that really supposed to be more convenient?...

 

When is the MTA gonna figure out a system like HK's Octopus...or at least London's Oyster? Honestly, like my geometry teacher used to say all the time, "only in America."

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Is that really supposed to be more convenient?...

 

When is the MTA gonna figure out a system like HK's Octopus...or at least London's Oyster? Honestly, like my geometry teacher used to say all the time, "only in America."

 

Really, the MTA should work on smart card technology. Even PATH got there before the MTA.

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What ever happened to "Tap n Go"? I know they had tested it in some stations, but I never heard of it again. Did it get scratched??

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how does TransitChek help the employer? my employer sucks (they're very cheap) so they probably dont participate and wont unless there's a benefit for them

 

on an unrelated note, does anyone know if the United States Postal Service participates in Transitchek? LOL. its sunday and the phone number to transitchek has no representatives today

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how does TransitChek help the employer? my employer sucks (they're very cheap) so they probably dont participate and wont unless there's a benefit for them
They pay less Payroll taxes.

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