MTA Will Soon Replace Metrocards With 'Tap' System

posted by Wendy Wild - 

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.

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