Another metrocard promoting gambling at casinos – Empire City Casino.
MTA continues to sponsor arts in subways and buses. On week of March 25-31, 2013 there is Nick Cave art installation and performance on Grand Central Terminal – “Nick Cave Heard – NY”. This installation was built as part of GCT Centennial celebration.
Artist Nick Cave was kind enough to autograph metrocard during the first performance:
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.