MTA surpasses one billion OMNY taps

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that Metropolitan Transportation Authority customers have tapped into the transit system more than one billion times using the One Metro New York (OMNY) fare-payment system. To celebrate, officials hosted renowned tap dancer Ja’Bowen Dixon at the 74 St-Jackson Heights subway station, where the billionth rider, Candida Alfonso, tapped into the system at 10:47 AM and received an OMNY gift bag complete with an OMNY $100 value to their digital wallet, an OMNY baseball hat and t-shirt. 

“As we continue to work to provide safer, cleaner and faster transit, reaching one billion OMNY taps is evidence that our hard work is paying off,” Governor Hochul said. “OMNY is a key part of our efforts to modernize the MTA and make it easier for people to get around New York. I am proud that we have reached this milestone, and I look forward to continuing to build on our progress in the years to come.” 

Customers have used OMNY to tap into all 472 subway stations. Customers have also tapped to board 204 local bus routes and 31 express buses with OMNY. OMNY continues to expand. Nearly half of all subway riders are using OMNY to tap into the system with two million riders using OMNY every day. OMNY has processed cards from all of the 195 countries that issue bank cards and 68 percent of OMNY transactions are made by customers tapping digital wallets in phones and wearables. 

MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said, “New Yorkers are always on the move and never slow down, making it critical that we provide the fastest and easiest way to pay your fare. Customers at every stop on the subway and across every bus route have opted in, what better endorsement than that?” 

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