NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The MTA is getting ready to trade in MetroCards for a new swipeless fare system.
Riders will be able to pay using a wallet app on their phones and smartwatches.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
The MTA plans to install the new fare collection machines at some Lexington Avenue line stations in October and by May, it will be at every stop on the line.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured After Police Pursuit Ends In Crash In Holtsville
The app will also debut on every Staten Island bus by next May.MORE NEWS: New York City Taxi Drivers Begin Hunger Strike, Say Mayor De Blasio's Debt Relief Bailout Is Not Enough
The MTA plans to phase out the MetroCard over the next four years.