NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expanding its OMNY tap-and-go fare payment system to all five boroughs.

The contactless program will be available for the first time at the following stations next month:


Penn Station

Whitehall Street

South Ferry


86th Street -Bay Ridge


Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK


St. George and Tompkinsville stations on the Staten Island Railway.

OMNY is also expanding to these line segments:

51st Street to 125th Street on the 4, 5 and 6 lines

138th Street on the 4

Rector Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle on the 1.

Riders use OMNY by tapping their credit card or smartphone wallet instead of swiping a MetroCard.

The MTA says three million taps have been recorded since the program launched in June on the 4, 5, and 6 lines between Grand Central and Barclays Center.

Officials say the new payment system will be available in all 472 stations, as well as all MTA bus routes, by the end of next year.