MTA To Install OMNY Tap-And-Go Pay System To 48 More Stations

Kimberly Dole
November 13, 2019 - 8:05 am

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The MTA will install its new tap-and-go pay system to 48 more subway stations starting next month.

Officials said on Tuesday, that in December, Penn Station will be among the stations getting the new OMNY technology, which is designed to allow riders to pay for their fare without having to swipe their MetroCard.

Other stations including Whitehall Street and South Ferry train stations in Manhattan, 86th Street-Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue in Queens and St. George and Tompkinsville on Staten Island will be receiving the full subway rollout.

Each station on the 6 train in Manhattan from 51 Street to 125th Street and also all stops on the 1 train from Rector Street to Columbus Circle will have OMNY readers innstalled.

These subway changes are expected to wrap up next fall.

All buses will have the new technology in December 2020 while the Metro North and the LIRR will get it in 2021.

Currently, OMNY's technology, which can be used on the 4, 5, 6 trains between Grand Central-42 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, and on Staten Island buses.