Finally, after around two years of waiting, it seems that this summer will see the rollout of Apple Pay. it’s been a long time coming but with this new system, MTA users will have their payment method significantly facilitated. Apple Pay will enable customers to instantly pay their fares by simply tapping their phone/watch. Known as OMNY, its launch date for Staten Island buses and the 4 5 6 subway Grand Central-42 Street and Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center lines is May 31. The full system is set to be in place by next year.
There is a very good chance that Apple Pay will not be the only show in town since New York City’s contactless payment system can also support other phone systems as well as contactless credit cards.