MetroCard Vending Machines Undergo Scheduled Software Upgrade
Only Cash Transactions Accepted During System Wide Update Early Saturday.
New York, NY - August 14, 2014 - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to upgrade the software used for credit and debit card transactions in its MetroCard Vending Machines (MVMs) on Saturday, August 16 from 1 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The upgrade will affect debit and credit card use at all fare-vending machines for New York City Transit, as well as MVMs at PATH stations, JFK AirTrain and LaGuardia Airport.
Customers can still purchase fares at station booths and at full-function MetroCard Vending Machines using cash. Please note that ATM/debit/credit card-only MVMs will not be operational during the outage.