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Those shiny yellow MetroCards, precious keys to the subways gates, are on their way out. By 2019, the MTA wants to get rid of their current MetroCard system, which is expensive to maintain and inefficient pretty generally. So the agency is about to begin requesting proposals to a new kind of payment system, one that would allow you to enter the subway without needing a separate card or token or whathaveyou. Adam Lisberg, a spokesman...
The Monday after Thanksgiving, already a pretty fraught day of post-travel and post- or current Thanksgiving hangover, was a whole lot worse than normal for about 10,000 commuters who signed up for monthly MetroCard users. Thanks to a technical glitch, the combination MetroCard and Long Island Rail Road/Metro-North issued by mail for December had zero days worth of rides on them, leaving a whole lot of angry people banging on the touchscreens of MTA...
Ready for some really no good, very bad, pretty terrible and ultimately expensive news? The MTA, which is already planning to raise fares four percent this March, is looking to fill a $15 billion budget gap. Should they decide to borrow money to fill that hole? Well, your commute to work just got a whole lot more expensive. According to a report released by the state controller (and reported by the Daily News), in order to...
Well, ok. MetroCards will go away someday. As will we all. That's just how things go. However, MetroCards will not be going away anytime soon, despite recent reports to the contrary. In fact, the New York Times reports, the MetroCard might just be around in 2020 and beyond. Which begs the question of whether or not the MetroCard will outlast the subway system in the coming era of rising sea waters amidst rapid climate change. I guess...

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