Addabbo to bring MetroCard Van to his district this May

The MetroCard Van will make two stops in State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo’s district later this month to provide constituents a chance to refill their MetroCards or purchase a new one.

On Wednesday, May 30, the van will start off at the Howard Beach Senior Center, located at 155-55 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, from 10 a.m. to noon. The van will then travel to Addabbo’s Rockaway Office, located at 88-08 Rockaway Boulevard, in Rockaway Beach, and will remain there from 1 to 3 p.m.

Many neighborhoods within Addabbo’s district do not have subway stations where residents can easily access a MetroCard vending machine to take care of their MetroCard needs. Staff on the MetroCard Van will be selling unlimited and pay-per-ride MetroCards, and will be equipped to add money to regular or reduced fare cards.

“I understand that there are many areas here in Queens that are not serviced by public transportation, let alone a subway station with a MetroCard vending machine,” Addabbo said. “For people who live in these neighborhoods, as well as those who primarily use the bus for their commutes, it can be difficult and frustrating to find a place to buy or refill their MetroCards. Elderly or disabled residents may also have a hard time getting to places to access a MetroCard vending machine. The van gives these people the ability to purchase or refill MetroCards right in their own neighborhood.”

For more information, contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at 718-738-1111.