So long MetroCard! The test phase for contactless payment in the subway and bus system is about to begin! NYC will be one of the first cities in the country with this technology.
You've likely noticed that MetroCards have slanted edges and tiny holes, but what's the explanation behind these seemingly arbitrary design features?
The MTA moves towards a better future, announcing a new electronic fare system that will replace the plastic MetroCards currently used in the NYC subway system.
To catch up with better fare technology, the MTA begins testing the new mobile scanning system that will eventually phase out NYC's MetroCard, now a relic.