5. The Roosevelt Island Tram was the Last Mode of Transportation in NYC to Adopt the MetroCard

Initially, the Roosevelt Island Tram used a special token for the public to access the tram, but eventually converted to the standard tokens used by the New York City subway and buses. But in 2003, New York City’s transit system had officially phased out of the usage of tokens in favor of the MetroCard.

When the rest of the public transportation systems converted to the new system, the Roosevelt Island Tram was the last holdout to adopt the MetroCard, waiting until March of 2004 before they began accepting it.