Get ready to say goodbye to your MetroCard

The days of waiting in line to add money to your MetroCard are coming to an end!

The MTA announced its new transit payment system OMNY — short for One Metro New York. On May 1, OMNY will be phased in as a replacement to MetroCards for 16 stations of the 4, 5 and 6 subway lines. It will also be available on Staten Island bus routes. OMNY will make it possible to use your phone to pay for rides.

OMNY cards will debut over the next two years. But don’t throw away your MetroCard just yet, the full rollout isn’t coming until 2023.

 

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