EZ-Pass for the NYC Subway


mta-subwayStraphangers are getting out of line – for their MetroCards, signing up for an E-ZPass-like system to fund two-years’ worth of bus and subway commuting. Hundreds have signed up the past few months for the EasyPay Xpress MetroCard, according to MTA data. The program connects a rider’s credit or debit card with a good-for-two-years MetroCard, which automatically deducts a designated amount of fare every time the MetroCard balance is low.The program began, said MTA spokesman Paul Fleuranges, with more than 15,000 accounts – 11,451 of them initiated between March and December.

Fleuranges also said the MTA is considering removing the mandatory $30 minimum in each account to attract more users.

“Since we’ve seen an increase in subway and local users, we might change that in the near future,” he said.

The MTA already advertises the program inside stations and on the back of MetroCards.

{NY Post/Matzav.com Newscenter}