NYC RFID Subway Turnstiles Spread

New RFID turnstiles mean Citibank customers with enabled cards or credit wands need never fumble for a Metrocard again.

Reader C-side spotted this one at at the Broadway/Lafayette subway station in Manhattan.

Eventually, RFID will spread to ever every transaction point. They’re already at McDonald’s. Forward-thinking churches will use RFID collection plates.

Good thing the security of broadcasting one’s credit card information via transponder is completely worked out… — BEN POPKEN

Another picture, inside.


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