Your MTA Card Will Now Look Like a Mini-Billboard!
On January 25th, 1999, the first MetroCard vending machines were installed at subway stations across the five boroughs. Within a few months, the subway token was phased out of circulation as the simple swipe replaced the insert-coin-here system. We've had these shiny MetroCards ever since -- whether they're a single, weekly, monthly, or one you just always carry around for good luck, the gleaming yellow certificate with the blue MTA insignia handed you a swipe to see the city.
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