Another double side advertisement on metrocards sponsored by audible.com. There is also promo code to get one free download from that web site.
MTA is slowly moving into digital age. This card represents possibility for passengers to send SMS with their location (intersection) or bus stop ID printed on bus schedule to 511123 number to get time of arrival of next bus.
This service first was introduced in the Bronx.
There are 2 versions: English and Spanish.
German publishing house MarcoPolo has decided to create new type of travel book, which is more like a coffee table book than anything tourist will carry in the backpack or in packet.
They collaborated with artist James Rizzi who once was already featured with his work on metrocard issued by MTA in 1994.
The book itself is wonderful piece of work.
The first edition has circulation of 3,000.
It contains real MTA metrocard which can be taken off the book and loaded with money to use in transit in NYC. Book has 2 coupon to buy some Rizzi’s related stuff on amazon.de, 2 CDs, baggage tags with Rizzi’s drawings, post cards and card with his autograph. I highly suggest to all collectors to buy the book rather than go to Ebay and buy cards ripped off.
In November 2011 MTA introduced ‘Select Bus Service’ on routes M34 and M16 in Manhattan. It allows customers to pay for the ride on the bus stop rather than in the bus itself which suppose to speed up boarding of passengers. There are plans to do the same in other boroughs as well. The first one was in the Bronx for route Bx12.