New York City transit has introduced a new ticket vending machine, offering customers the option of buying and receiving tickets for their trips through a smartphone app.
The new system, which will be available on the NYC subway, subway and bus systems, allows customers to buy tickets in advance for trips starting at the end of September.
Ticketing on the new system will only be available through the smartphone app, though a separate app is already available for the subway.
The system will also allow customers to purchase tickets using cash and a card on the subway or bus, and will not be able to be used at kiosks or through vending machines.
New Yorkers will also be able pay by cash, credit card, and phone at the kiosks and vending machines that currently accept cash and credit cards.
The New York Taxi Commission, which regulates the city’s taxi industry, said that the new kiosks will also accept debit cards.
A New York Times report on the system, released on Wednesday, said the kiosk program is “designed to provide riders with a simple and convenient way to purchase their daily rides and receive their next round of fare at the ticket machine.”
The kiosks are expected to be in operation by the end, and customers can also buy tickets by phone.
The NYCTC also said the system will be compatible with all mobile payment methods, which includes Apple Pay, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also said in a tweet on Wednesday that the kiosky program is an effort to increase “the convenience and accessibility of the New York public transportation system.”
De Blasio said that New Yorkers can buy tickets for up to seven days in advance, but that customers can only buy tickets once every 90 days.
The kiosk system, called NYC Tix, is also available on subway trains, and the city plans to have it up and running by the start of September for buses.
The city is currently testing the kioskers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as in the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
The first NYC TIX kiosks opened in the spring of 2019.