New York, NY —
REPORTER: The Port Authority, which owns the PATH, says it had enlisted MasterCard Worldwide to test a "contactless card" that riders would tap against the fare box to pay their way.
The card would work at PATH stations and on 2 connecting New Jersey Transit bus routes.
PA Chairman Tony Coscia says the card or one like it could work on the subways too.
COSCIA: We're optimistic about what we have seen in the initial presentations and testing of this to think that this may in fact be a new form of travelling throughout the region.
REPORTER: The 8 month pilot program should be up and running early next year. The MTA has run a similar trial on the Lexington Ave. subway line for the past 2 years.