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Full rollout of Apple Pay on New York metro system delayed by coronavirus

Added 06-03-20 07:31:01am EST - “The full rollout of Apple Pay on the New York metro system has been delayed due to the coronavirus, says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) ...” - 9to5mac.com

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The full rollout of Apple Pay on the New York metro system has been delayed due to the coronavirus, says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

The MTA first offered contactless card payment, which supports Apple Pay, for limited lines back in May of last year. Progress since then has been slow, however, and there have been some glitches along the way …

More than a year later, only around half of MTA subway stations have contactless payment pads. The rollout was due to have been completed by October of this year, but the WSJ reports that this deadline will not be met.

The coronavirus pandemic has delayed by about two months the completion of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new fare payment system, OMNY, across the subway, officials said Tuesday […]

The new payment system allows riders to avoid vending machines by letting them pay for rides using a tap-and-pay credit card, a smartphone or a smartwatch, which they hover above an electronic reader […]

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