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The Metrocard's days are coming to an end as the MTA makes an effort to phase out the flimsy card in place of a more updated wireless 'tap' system which would involve a smartphone. The rollout? It'll start in May of next year!
The MTA will launch its new fare payment system in May 2019 along a stretch of the 4, 5 and 6 trains and across all bus routes on Staten Island, allowing riders to use mobile wallets or bank cards to pay for a ride, according to MTA officials.
For those not quite ready to make the change though... not to worry: