MetroCard Mobile Sales Vans coming to Fresh Meadows

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MTA Mobile Sales Vans will be coming to Fresh Meadows in September, according to Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. 

The Mobile Sales Vans will be in the Fresh Meadows Shopping Center located at Horace Harding Expressway and 188th Street on Monday, Sept. 14 and Monday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 

It is often difficult for residents to access MTA services, according to Rozic, whose district does not include a single subway or train station.

“That is why I am bringing the MetroCard Mobile Van to the neighborhood to make it more convenient for commuters to talk with a trained representative about their concerns and questions,” Rozic said. “Now that the MTA has resumed collecting bus fares, Mobile Sales Vans will ease some of the challenges that come along with relying solely on buses to get around Queens.”

Services offered include applying for the Reduced Fare Program; purchasing and refilling MetroCards; exchanging damaged reduced-fare MetroCards for a temporary replacement; and reporting a lost/stolen reduced-fare MetroCard. 

Seniors or people with disabilities applying for the Reduced Fare Program must bring the following proof of age documents: birth certificate, driver’s license, Medicare card, valid state ID or passport. 

Those stopping by to purchase a MetroCard must wear a face covering and maintain a safe physical distance. For more information about the MTA’s Reduced Fare Program, click here

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