Reduced-Fare EasyPay MetroCard

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who qualifies for the Reduced-Fare EasyPay Program?
A.Reduced-Fare EasyPay Program customers must be at least 65 years old or have a qualifying disability.

Q. How do I apply for the Reduced-Fare EasyPay MetroCard?
A.To obtain an application for a Reduced-Fare EasyPay MetroCard you may call
1-212-MetroCard (638-7622) for an application or visit us at

Q. How does the program work?
A. EasyPay allows you to pay for rides automatically with a credit/debit card. Once you sign-up, your MetroCard is refilled without ever leaving your hands. In addition, your EasyPay MetroCard automatically converts to an unlimited ride card whenever the required number of subway or local bus rides has been fulfilled.

Q. How much does it cost to open an account?
A. You open an EasyPay MetroCard account with $10. You get a 15% bonus, so your account starts out with $11.50.

Q. Can I use EasyPay to pay for Express Bus Fares?
A. Yes, express bus fares are added to the total of your monthly rides but do not count towards the unlimited ride conversion per month.

Q. How do I make payments?
A.You must use a credit/debit card to add money to your account. Whenever your EasyPay balance goes below $10, the credit/debit card account you specified is charged to refill your account. You also receive a 15% bonus every time you add $8 or more to your account.

Q. What if I ride more than the $10 per billing cycle?
A. We periodically review your EasyPay MetroCard usage to ensure your replenishment amount adequately funds your account. After a review your replenishment amount may be increased to cover the number of rides you take during your billing cycle. You will receive a letter informing you of the new replenishment amount.

Q. Can I use my tax-free transportation benefits card?
A. Yes, you can use your tax-free transportation benefits card. For further information call the EasyPay Account Service Center at 1-877-323-RIDE (7433).

Q. What happens if I am late with a payment?
A. If your credit/debit card declines payment your MetroCard will not work and a notice will be sent to you. Your account will be closed if your balance falls below zero. To arrange for a one-time payment please call the EasyPay Account Service Center at
1-877-323-RIDE (7433) or you may go online at

Q. Will I receive a statement for my Reduced-Fare EasyPay account?
A. Reduced-Fare EasyPay statement information is available online at can call the EasyPay Account Service Center at
1-877-323-RIDE (7433) to request a statement.

Q. What if I don’t agree with a fare charged to my account?
A. You must promptly call the EasyPay Account Service Center at
1-877-323-RIDE (7433). Charges not questioned within 90 days of the fare posting will be deemed valid.

Q. Can I go back to the regular Reduced-Fare program?
A. Yes, you may close your EasyPay MetroCard account at any time and obtain a regular Reduced-Fare MetroCard. Any remaining balance in your Reduced EasyPay account will be refunded.

Q. Can I refill my EasyPay MetroCard at a station booth or MetroCard Vending Machine?
A. No. It will damage your EasyPay MetroCard. Your EasyPay MetroCard can only be refilled automatically.

Q. What should I do if I change my address?
A. Your EasyPay MetroCard and notices are sent to the address you provide. You must inform us promptly of any change of address by calling the EasyPay Account Service Center at 1-877-323-RIDE (7433) or you may go online at to update your account information.

Q. What should I do if my EasyPay MetroCard does not work?
A. When an EasyPay account is not in good financial standing, the MetroCard will not work. Therefore, first make sure your EasyPay account has money in it. If you believe your card is damaged, you can call the Account Service Center at
1-877-323-RIDE (7433) to request a replacement.

Q. What if my EasyPay MetroCard is lost or stolen?
A. You must call the EasyPay Account Service Center at 1-877-323-RIDE (7433) immediately. We will deactivate your card to protect you from unauthorized charges. We will also send you a replacement card in the mail.

Q. Can I access my account information, change my PIN, or update my financial information via the Internet or touch-tone phone?
A. Yes, you’ve got access at your fingertips, 24 hours a day over the Internet or touch-tone phone. You may visit us at or with a touch-tone phone call 1-877-323-RIDE (7433). You will need your account number and PIN. A PIN is assigned to you when you open your account.

Q. If I join the EasyPay program, what happens to my old Reduced-Fare MetroCard?
A. Your Reduced-Fare MetroCard will be deactivated within two weeks after you receive your new Reduced-Fare EasyPay MetroCard. Try to use up any money on the old card. You can get a refund for any money left on the card when it is deactivated by returning it by mail to MetroCard Customer Claims, 2 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004. You cannot transfer balances to your new EasyPay MetroCard.

Q. What if I need assistance with my account?
A. For assistance call or write to the EasyPay Account Service Center. All correspondence should include your name, EasyPay MetroCard account number, current mailing address and daytime telephone number.

Mailing Address:

EasyPay MetroCard Account Service Center
PO Box 52021
Newark, NJ 07101-8221

Telephone Number:

1-877-323-RIDE (7433)

Customer Service Agents are available from:

9 AM to 5 PM weekdays, except holidays
9 AM to 2 PM Saturday