Back in January, I pointed to the EasyPay Xpress Metrocard program. As promised, I mailed my application that very same day. A week or so later, my cool, purple and white Metrocard arrived. Since then, it has worked quite well.

I have only one complaint: The EasyPay Metrocard does not work on the Airtrain at JFK. Inserting the EasyPay card in the turnstile at Airtrain yields a “see agent” message. The agent I saw was quite curious about my strange looking Metrocard as she had never seen one before. After a few questions, she politely directed me to one of the Metrocard vending machines so I could purchase a more conventional card.

My dreams of never having to visit a Metrocard vending machine again have been dashed. Nevertheless, I’m happy to buy Metrocards when I need to go to the airport rather than every 12 trips on the subway or bus.

Update 2007-05-10: I’ve received several inquiries from people regarding the status of their EasyPay applications or accounts. Please note that this site is in no way affiliated with the MTA or the EasyPay program. If you have questions or concerns about the program, contact the MTA. Whatever you do, please don’t leave your credit card number and expiration date in the comments here. I’ve also been asked by a few people to send them an application. If you are in need of an application, please download the application from the MTA’s site (this was linked to in the original post as well).

2 thoughts on “EasyPay Metrocard Update

  1. Hey, I sent my application out about 2 weeks ago (Aprox: March 7th, 2007). I seriously can’t wait for it to come, how long did it take for you to get yours?

    Would you know if it works on the Bee-Line System?

    I think it doesn’t work at JFK because of it’s $2.00 allowance for each swipe.

  2. Kaheem: I think I got mine in about two weeks or so. Hopefully you’ll get yours soon. I don’t know if it works on Bee-Line or not (that’s Westchester right?). If they take Metrocard, it might work.

    As for the Airtrain at JFK, I don’t think it is the amount that is the problem. The EZPay program was originally intended for the express bus lines which are more than $2 per swipe.

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