Living in NYC a MetroCard is your best friend when you need to get around this great city. I don't currently have a car so my "Metro" is with me at all times. You can catch me "act a straight fool" if I can't find my card. (Why is it that you can never find your card when you're ready to head out..only to find it after you know you already missed your bus..lol) Rumor has it that this method of transportation payment will be going the way of the Subway Token. We'll see how that works since "Metros" don't swipe half the time and its rare to see a Clerk in the train stations. So as a daughter of a retired MTA Bus Operator I'm grateful for my MetroCard and directions from dear old dad if needed.