Ny Public Transit Goes Registry Only

New York Times
Sunday, November 21, 2010

The first in a series of new "Registration Focused" legislation passed down by mayor Sylvia Lockheart, residents and guests in New York City will soon be required to use their Registry ID in order to utilize public transportation.

Starting Monday, November 29th, all taxi-cab, bus, and subway travel in New York City will require travelers to swipe their Registry ID cards before travel. Registration card readers have been in the process of being installed across the city over the last week and will be completed before cards are required. Likewise, all licensed cabs in New York City are being outfitted with the card readers, and subway stations will have card readers for the turnstiles going in to each terminal.

Travelers who attempt to fraudulently travel with falsified identification or without proper identification face fines of up to $20,000 and possible jail time. Cab drivers who fail to request for card swipes before engaging their meters are potentially fined double this amount.

All residents of New York City are recommended to ensure that they and all their family members are Registered so as to not experience interruptions in their day-to-day business.

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