NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The MTA announced a major milestone for its contactless payment system.

The One Metro New York system had its 1 millionth tap last Thursday, happening at the Fulton Center Transit Hub.

The new system launched in May. Instead of swiping a MetroCard, riders can pay at turnstiles by tapping a cell phone, smartwatch, or contactless credit or debit card with a digital wallet.

Right now OMNY is on the 4, 5, and 6 lines, and all Staten Island buses.

The MTA says the contactless system will expand to all MTA subway lines by 2021. The MetroCard will remain until 2023.


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