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Press Release
August 14, 2014
ADVISORY: MetroCard Vending Machines Undergo Scheduled Software Upgrade
Only Cash Transactions Accepted During Systemwide Update Early Saturday
Credit and Debit Outage Poster
Credit and Debit Outage Poster
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.