NEW YORK - The MTA's contactless fare payment system OMNY is now installed at all 151 Manhattan subway stations and on all Manhattan buses.
This milestone coincides with a recent uptick in ridership across the system as people head back to work.
OMNY is now available at 348 subway stations across the city and it will soon be an option at all 472.
“By the end of this year, every single subway station will have an OMNY meter, but that’s not all we’re doing buses as well. Staten Island is done , all buses, Bronx is done, all buses. Manhattan is done, all buses. Queens and Brooklyn are next and they'll be done by the end of the year," said OMNY Executive Director Al Putre.
Once OMNY is installed in all buses and subway stations, the MTA will gradually introduce more fare options like reduced fares for seniors and customers with disabilities, and student fares.
An actual OMNY card will also be available starting next year.
The MetroCard is set to be phased out by 2023.