OMNY will replace MetroCards in 2024.
If successful, the lawsuit could force the MTA to pay out several million dollars in retroactive discounts.
The agency is also rolling out discounts for commuter rail riders later this month. Monthly Long Island Railroad and Metro-North passes are being sold for 10% off, and users who purchase 20 peak-hour tickets will get 20% off as well.
The MetroCard was introduced on January 6th, 1994, the start of a long goodbye for the subway token. But before all that, we had paper tickets and dime-dropping.
The 1 line will get OMNYified between South Ferry and Columbus Circle.
An MTA spokesperson told Gothamist that anyone who needed to get onto a platform this morning could get a pass, but a lot of people are unaware of the benefit.
There are 500,000 WorldPride MetroCards available at 19 stations.
Enrollment soared after Fair Fares sign-up was made available online.
There are even celebrity OMNY adopters!
'It's transformative,' NYC Transit President Andy Byford said.
'Until we have real privacy protections, OMNY will be another stop on the train ride to the surveillance state.'
There are 250,000 MetroCards.
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