Apple Pay Comes to New York City's MTA Transit This Friday

Apple Pay is coming to New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on May 31, reports TechCrunch. The rollout means people will be able to use ‌Apple Pay‌ with the new tap-to-pay fare system on the buses in Staten Island and the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines between Grand Central Station in Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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To use ‌Apple Pay‌ on the MTA transit, you'll need an iPhone 6s or SE or later, and have the latest version of iOS (12.3) and watchOS (5.2.1) installed. After you've registered a credit or debit card, you can then take advantage of the new Express Transit NFC feature, which allows you to tap your ‌iPhone‌ or Apple Watch against the fare reader to pay and go.

The system is currently limited to single-ride passes, so users of daily, weekly, or monthly passes aren't able to use ‌Apple Pay‌ yet. However, additional fare options are due to introduced by late 2020, when the MTA expects to have rolled out ‌Apple Pay‌ on all subway lines and buses, according to TechCrunch.

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Top Rated Comments

AndyDiamond Avatar
48 months ago
Congratulations, NewYork City!

Welcome to London in 2003!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_card
they had Apple Pay in London in 2003?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sinsin07 Avatar
48 months ago
Do people find waving their phones around in a public place like this safe?
Ridiculous.
This is waving:


People use their phones in public all the time, sometimes while crossing the street.
I've wondered how many people will accidentally lose their grip on it and send it flying...
Most likely the same amount that lose it flying simply to check an app or make a phone call.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AndyDiamond Avatar
48 months ago
Do people find waving their phones around in a public place like this safe?

I've wondered how many people will accidentally lose their grip on it and send it flying...
literally everyone walks through the turnstiles with their phone in their hand.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
demodave Avatar
48 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/29/apple-pay-new-york-city-transit-this-friday/')


Apple Pay is coming to New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on May 31, reports TechCrunch ('https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/29/nyc-subway-riders-will-be-able-to-swipe-in-with-apple-pay-starting-friday/?guccounter=1'). The rollout means people will be able to use Apple Pay with the new tap-to-pay fare system on the buses in Staten Island and the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines between Grand Central Station in Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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The system is currently limited to single-ride passes, so users of daily, weekly, or monthly passes aren't able to use Apple Pay yet. However, additional fare options are due to introduced by late 2020, when the MTA expects to have rolled out Apple Pay on all subway lines and buses, according to TechCrunch.

Article Link: Apple Pay Comes to New York City's MTA Transit This Friday ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/29/apple-pay-new-york-city-transit-this-friday/')
Congratulations, NewYork City!

Welcome to London in 2003!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_card
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crowbot Avatar
48 months ago
Except a lot of people who use these stations don't even pay and then get so arrogant when caught and confronted.
Oh really? How often do you ride the NYC Subway?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gasu E. Avatar
48 months ago
Congratulations, NewYork City!

Welcome to London in 2003!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_card
Seriously, you are making a comment criticizing NYC's mass transit from DALLAS, TEXAS???!!!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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