NEW FARE PAYMENT SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
MTA NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT
The next generation MetroCard will allow riders to “tap-and-go” on NYC subways and buses using contactless credit cards and smart phones. The new contactless fare payment system, OMNY, is scheduled for initial rollout spring of 2019. This is an effort to modernize the MTA that will make trips faster and more convenient. The current payment method using the MetroCard will continue until 2023.
KAG Engineering, PLLC [KAGE], under subcontract to CH2M [acquired by Jacobs Engineering 2018], is responsible for providing construction management personnel to oversee deployment, installation, and testing of the new fare payment system equipment. This intensive work includes night and weekend work and safety training for working near the subway tracks.