MetroCards won't have you stuck for long.
According to the New York Times, the NYC transit authority, by the end of 2018, will no longer have us using a Metrocard to get on the subway, we'll use our cell phones or credit cards.
A committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a $573-million dollar deal for a new fare payment system based on the system used on the London Underground.
Late next year, new electronic readers will be installed in 500 subways and on 600 buses in New York City. The rest of the city's subway stations and buses will be updated by late 2020.
The new system will replace the MetroCard, but MetroCards will not be gone completely until 2023. If you don't like change, that means you can pay the new way or with a MetroCard. The new system will also include the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North commuter lines.
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NYC's MetroCard days are numbered. New technology will let riders wave cellphones or debit cards at the turnstiles. https://t.co/2Cxxr6F1hB— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 24, 2017