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COVID-19 Updates for NYC – NJ

MTA COVID service updates 

Please Note: Riders who refuse to wear a mask could get a $50 fine.

“Wearing a mask is the law, and it’s the right thing to do. Enforcement officers will issue a fine as a last resort. They’ll first offer you a free mask and if you refuse, you could be issued a fine. If you don’t have a mask, stop by a subway station booth or ask a LIRR or Metro-North station ambassador for a free one.” – MTA 

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About mask requirements

Wearing a mask is the law, and it’s the right thing to do.

Enforcement officers will issue a fine as a last resort. They’ll first offer you a free mask and if you refuse, you could be issued a fine.

If you don’t have a mask, we’ll give you a free one. Ask at a subway station booth, or ask a LIRR or Metro-North station ambassador.

Need a mask? Just ask!

The MTA is providing all riders with masks (Visit one of the staffed station booths for a free surgical mask) Or locate one of the many PPE vending machines in stations where you can buy items like KN95s, and kits with masks, gloves, and wipes.

The pilot program consists of 12 machines at these 10 locations:
😷14th St-Union Square
😷34th St-Herald Square (two machines)
😷34th St-Penn Station
😷34th St-Penn Station
😷42nd St-Port Authority Bus Terminal
😷42nd St-Times Square (two machines)
😷59th St-Columbus Circle
😷74th St-Roosevelt Av
😷Atlantic Av-Barclays Cente
😷Lexington Av em

💳 🆕 OMNY: A New Way to Pay

OMNY is the MTA’s new fare payment system. This system is now available in more locations including the Bronx.

With OMNY, you can use your own contactless card or smart device to make fare payments and enter the system. OMNY will combine fare payments and mobile ticketing across subways, buses, and commuter rail.

Registering for an OMNY account gives you access to a secure, personalized dashboard. Using the account dashboard, you can:

  • View your trips and charges
  • Manage your payment methods
  • Ask OMNY customer service representatives questions
    Find out more HERE

Subways and buses

  • Running on a regular schedule. Subway service is still suspended from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. while we disinfect stations and trains.
  • Front-door boarding and fare collection has resumed on local buses.

Access-A-Ride/Paratransit

  • We are not scheduling shared rides. (You can still travel with a personal care attendant or guest.)

Metro-North Railroad

  • Off-peak fares are in effect.

Long Island Rail Road

  • Off-peak fares are in effect.

NJ Transit Updates

  • Masks are also required on train platforms & bus stops when distancing is not possible.
  • Eating & drinking are strictly prohibited aboard all transit vehicles.
  • Rail, Bus & Light Rail are operating on a full regular weekday schedule.
  •  NJT bus tickets are being cross-honored on all NJT rail lines.

LIGHT RAIL

NJ TRANSIT is operating full weekday light rail service.

Nice Bus Updates

  • FARES are REQUIRED for all Nice Bus passengers
  • Passengers are REQUIRED to wear a face mask or face covering while on the bus for the safety of other riders and operators.  Any passenger not wearing a mask may be refused service.
    Find out more HERE

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