As MTA advertised they wanted to cut down to just one number customers can call to get any kind of assistance. This is similar to New York city number 311. And it is 511. It is second times MTA makes metrocard to promote usage of this number (the first one came out almost exactly one year ago).
In October 2010 MTA introduced ‘Select Bus Service’ on route M15 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.
MTA also issued matching leaflet.
Metrocard featuring image of Staten Island Railway station at St. George at ferry landing from 1925 to celebrate 150 years since SI railway started to operate.
MTA printed also matching leaflet.
To promote new 511 Get Connected web site: 511NY is New York State’s official traffic and travel info source this metrocard has been issued. Card has a link to relevant web site.