Archive for January, 2014

The Metrocard is on the Way Out

January 8, 2014

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I just found this electronic article from New York Magazine reporting on the demise of the Metrocard.  I read a similar article this morning in AM New York.  It looks like New Yorkers are stuck with it until 2019.  There are few problems when using it to board a bus, but very often one must have to swipe a few times before getting through a subway turnstile.  This is usually caused by dirty readers.  I really hope that a thicker card like the one use in PATH, Atlanta and other cities will be used.