According to foreign media reports,The New York Metro Transportation Authority (MTA) continued its apple pay express transit compatible one Metro New York (omny) system program on Wednesday and now extends its support to the busy 34 St. - Penn Station.At a press conference, MTA announced that new omny availability is part of its efforts to modernize its payment network.
Now, the 96 omny reader for 18 turnstiles serving metro lines a, C, e, and 1, 2, and 3 accepts Apple pay and apple pay and contactless payment solutions from American Express, discover, MasterCard, and visa. In addition, Google pay, Samsung pay and Fitbit pay are all supported.
At omny, passengers only need to brush compatible contactless cards on an active revolving door orIPhone, apple watch and other devices can enter the subway station or the bus operated by MTA. In addition, the support for express transit means that iPhone and apple watch users can make touch free terminal transactions without unlocking or waking up their devices.
By the end of December, omny will cover 85 metro stations in New York City, all state Island, MTA operated buses and two state Island railway stations. The mass deployment of all metro stations and MTA buses will be completed by the end of 2020.
It is reported that Apple pay's support for express transit began in May this year, when the service supported multiple subway stations and buses in New York. Currently, omny offers a fixed fare, pay per view option, but it is expected to launch alternative fare products such as passes by 2020.