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Outsmarting the MTA

My cousin Adam shared this with me, “How Memorizing “$19.05” Can Help You Outsmart the MTA ”  It is some handy advice, but it is a sad that I need to use some sort of work around to “outsmart the MTA” so I can access my money.   66 more words


How to outsmart the MTA - and save cash - when buying MetroCards

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Refilling your MTA card is a pretty standard procedure for anyone traveling underground in New York City.

But for those who pay attention to the details, you probably noticed that annoying leftover balance that’s either a nickel or dime, or just a few cents shy of a ride. 321 more words


Someone Actually Figured Out How to Get Rid of That Annoying $2.45 MetroCard Balance

In a perfect world, or even one that moderately made any kind of sense, you could buy a $10 MetroCard for $10, use it for four subway rides and refill it when the balance was drained. 306 more words

ratpag's Summer Friday Best-Of Series

That’s our way of saying “rerun”.  ratpag has always been inspired by David Letterman and, though we’d like to avoid the heart-bypass surgery and shingles episode of some time ago, we’d like to follow in his footsteps in some way.   837 more words

Light Rail

New York, New York

A very original title, I know. It’s all been done before.

I must question what possessed me to start my trip off with a visit to New York City. 777 more words

The Big Trip

MetroCard vending machines only accepting CASH Friday night into Saturday morning

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Make sure you fill your MetroCard Friday night, or hit the ATM before the turn-style.

The MTA is doing upgrades on software Saturday morning, which means they’ll only be accepting cold, hard cash. 100 more words


Cash Is King For Metrocard Refills Saturday Morning

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Subway riders needing to refill their metrocards on Saturday morning should go to the ATM first.

The MTA is upgrading the software used for credit and debit cards so only cash will be accepted at machines. 86 more words