Local news site Gothamist recently got a sneak peek at a new App that will eventually replace the MetroCard to allow access to New York City's transit systems. The App was created by Cubic, the same people who engineered the existing MetroCard system, and have developed a similar system in Chicago. It is expected to be implemented City-wide by 2023.
The company Cubic, which created the current MetroCard system, has been hired again to bring New York a customized app and scanner, similar to what’s already being used in Chicago and will be similar to systems used in Vancouver and London […] The MTA signed a $573 million contract with Cubic last November. It plans to install 500 electric readers at 500 turnstiles and on 600 buses starting next May. And the entire system is expected to be converted to the new system by 2023. The first wave of subway turnstiles will support smart phones and cards with NFC. But the contactless pay technology is expected to eventually support Apple Pay, Google Pay, and RFID.
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