MTA is bringing Android Pay to NYC Subways


People living in the New York City often uses MetroCard to travel on the subway. While the service is here since the 1990 but MTA is now looking forward to replacing the card with NFC. MTA aka Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a budget of $573  to replace the cards with NFC so that services like Android Pay and Samsung Pay can work with it. They plan to available this feature to 500 turnstiles and 600 busses in late 2018 and in every subway by 2020. While the MetroCards would be usable till 2023 but after that, it would be absolute. According to the chairman of the MTA, Joseph J. Lhota,

“It’s the next step in bringing us into the 21st century, which we need to do. It’s going to be transformative.”


Via Android Central