According to a tweet by the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, customers can now take advantage of Express Transit using Apple Pay to pay their fares on all subway lines. Here’s everything you need to know.
New York City subway riders have been able to pay their fares using contactless payment since May 2019, but only in select routes. On Thursday, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority tweeted that customers will be able to use Apple Pay and Express Transit on all routes starting in the new year.
It’s OMNY Time—everywhere!
Every subway station
— MTA. Wear a Mask. Stop the Spread. (@MTA) December 31, 2020
Express Transit allows customers to quickly pay their fare without unlocking their device. It doesn’t require users to authenticate through Touch ID, Face ID, or double-clicking your Apple Watch, but it can be disabled in settings.
The New York MTA says that all the necessary contactless terminals have been installed as of New Year’s Eve, so customers can take advantage of the new payment method in the new year.
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