Apply For Special Discounted Fares
MTA New York City Transit announced that the MetroCard service bus and van will making regularly scheduled stops around Queens this month.
The MetroCard bus travels around the city, stopping at senior citizen centers, shopping centers and along major bus routes. Customers can handle all of their MetroCard needs, whether it’s applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare MetroCard, buying or refilling a regular Metro- Card or asking MetroCard-related questions.
Senior citizens and people with disabilities may apply for the Reduced Fare MetroCard on the Bus. They will need photo ID and seniors must show proof of age (at least 65 years old).
The MetroCard van, like the bus, travels around the city with helpful on-board staff ready to sell Unlimited and Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards, add money to regular and Reduced-Fare MetroCards and answer questions. Reduced-Fare MetroCard applications are available. EZ Pass On The Go tags are also available for purchase on both the Bus and the Van.
Customers may want to explore the EasyPay Reduced-Fare payment option. EasyPay lets customers link to their credit or debit card to their Reduced-Fare MetroCard so it refills automatically.
For more MetroCard information visit the MTA’s website at www.mta.info and click on Fares and Tolls.
Locally, the MetroCard bus or van will stop in Queens at the following locations:
– on 31st Street at Ditmars Boulevard near the N train station in Astoria on Monday, June 11, and Monday, June 25, from 7:30 to 10 a.m.;
– the office of Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan at 41-02 Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside on Thursday, June 14, from 10 a.m. until noon;
– in front of Maspeth Federal Savings bank on 69th Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth on Thursday, June 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.;
– the corner of 71st Avenue and Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills on Monday, June 18, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.;
– in front of the Sears and Marshalls stores at the corner of Queens Boulevard and 63rd Road in Rego Park on Monday, June 18, from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m.;
– the Queens Borough President’s office at 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens on Tuesday, June 26, from 10 a.m. until noon;
– the Middle Village Senior Center at 69-10 75th St. in Middle Village on Wednesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. until noon; and
– the Ridgewood Older Adult Center at 59-14 70th Ave. in Ridgewood on Thursday, June 28, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.