By Bill Parry
The MTA MetroCard Van is coming to the Big Six Towers in Woodside and the Astoria Houses Tuesday, state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) announced
The van will enable residents living in areas without a nearby subway station to access a variety of services only available at MetroCard vending machines, which are primarily located at stations.
The mobile van allows residents to purchase or refill their existing card by applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare MetroCard or simply asking questions. Senior citizens or disabled residents who would like to apply for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard will need to bring a photo ID.
Customers can also explore the EasyPay reduced-fare payment option. EasyPay allows customers to link to their credit or debit card to their reduced-far MetroCard so it refills automatically.
“The MTA MetroCard Van enables residents who lack consistent access to these services to remove a major transportation obstacle,” Gianaris said. “I am pleased to help provide these services to those who need them and ensure their commute is that much easier.”
The MTA’s MetroCard Van can be visited on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 4-05 Astoria Boulevard from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Big 6 Shopping Center located at 61-10 Queens Blvd. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparr