Five Star Helps To Say Goodbye To The Metrocard

November 15, 2017

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Five Star Electric Corp. is working on the MTA’s New Fare Payment System Project as a partner/subcontractor to Cubic Transportation Systems! 

The project receives a lot of press attention for obvious reasons. As many of you will recall, the Metrocard replaced tokens as the form of fare payment in 2003. This design/build project will provide MTA with a state-of-the-art, integrated, reliable and convenient fare payment system by replacing various legacy systems in use by the NYC Transit, MTA Bus, and Railroads with an integrated next-generation system. The new system will be an account-based, open payment system allowing customers to pay fares using diverse options, including mobile apps, digital wallets such as Apple Pay, contactless bank cards and MTA-issued contactless transit cards. The system will also provide customers with multiple 24/7 self-service options for managing their accounts and options to purchase and reload fare media online and at local retailers.