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Queens senator bringing Metrocard Van to Woodhaven office

Mar. 14, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed

For residents in need of accessing Metrocard services, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. is partnering with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to bring a Metrocard Van to his new Woodhaven office on Friday, March 31. 

The MTA Metrocard Van will be parked outside of Addabbo’s office, located at 84-16 Jamaica Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help constituents with their Metrocard needs. 

The services offered at the Mobiles Sales Vehicles are: 

  • Get help with a Reduced-Fare application
  • Transfer MetroCard balances (Full fare and Reduced-Fare) 
  • Exchange a damaged Reduced-Fare MetroCard for a temporary replacement 
  • Report a lost/stolen Reduced-Fare MetroCard 
  • Ask our team about any MetroCard-related issues

It should be noted that MTA Mobile Sales buses and vans are not making credit card transactions. You can still buy a MetroCard using cash or transfer value from a Reduced-Fare MetroCard. 

As many areas within his district are known as transportation deserts, meaning there are very few public transportation options for residents, Addabbo said it can be difficult for his constituents if they need to access Metrocard services.

Addabbo added that even if his constituents live near a train station, oftentimes there is not a representative on hand to assist with things like transferring money from one card to another, or reporting lost or stolen metrocards.  

 “I am proud to be able to bring the MetroCard Van to my new office location in Woodhaven to promote the services provided by the MTA, and as another way to let constituents know that my office is now in the neighborhood, and that they can come visit me or my staff with any community issues they think we can help with,” Addabbo said. Thanks to the MTA for their continued partnership and bringing this vital service to the communities.” 

 

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