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New York City Transit deepens MetroCard commitment


New York City Transit Administration (NYCTA) April 9 awarded Cubic Transportation Systems two contracts to support its MetroCard fare system.

Under one contract, worth nearly $7 million, Cubic will provide 250 new High Barrier Entry/Exit Turnstiles, which are installed throughout the subway system. The first shipment is scheduled to be on-site by year-end; 25 additional units will be delivered monthly until next summer.

The second contract covers three years of software maintenance for NYCTA’s central computer system, which stores all data collected on the reloadable farecards, including entries, transfers, fares and discounts. An average of 6.5 million transactions are recorded daily for NYCTA’s bus and rail systems, Long Island Bus, and seven independent bus operators contracted through New York City Department of Transportation.

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