Welcome to the future! Metrocards might soon be going the way of the old subway tokens!
From PIX 11:
Say goodbye to the swipe.
The MTA board is expected to vote for a proposal that would completely replace the Metrocard.
The project, estimated to cost more than $570 million, builds a new system where straphangers will be able to use their phones or a scanner card to pay the fare rather than swiping a metrocard.
If the board approves of the proposal, the new system would be available for passengers to use in 2019, with Metrocards completely phasing out by 2023.