NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Fare card fanatics rejoice: the MTA has released new limited-edition MetroCards to commemorate Veterans Day.
On Thursday, the MTA announced it has released 100,000 limited-edition Veterans Day MetroCards to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
“We are proud to announce the return of our Veterans Day MetroCards this year and hope that they serve as a reminder to all our riders of those who selflessly served our country and our city — notably our veterans in the MTA who have continued to serve the people of New York and the region through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said MTA Chief Customer Officer Sarah Meyer.
This year, the MetroCards will feature two designs to honor the U.S. military personnel, with 50,000 of each design being distributed at MetroCard vending machines at stations throughout the five boroughs.
The “Parade” card will feature members of various armed service branches saluting a crowd of people waving American flags in front of the Manhattan skyline.
The “Skyline” card shows the silhouettes of armed service members to the left of the Manhattan skyline with red and white stripes.
The backs of each card differ slightly, but both feature the Statue of Liberty and say, “Veterans Day.”
“On Veterans Day, we take time to honor the brave and selfless individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces,” said Veterans Employee Resource Group Chairman Craig Tooker. “It is important for us to recognize the time, commitment, and sacrifices our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coast guardsmen and guardians have made for this great nation.”
Card collectors can purchase the MetroCards at vending machines at the following transit hubs:
- 34th Street Penn Station (1, 2, 3)
- Flushing-Main Street (7)
- Crown Heights-Utica Ave (3, 4)
- Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave-JFK Airport (E, J, Z)
- Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center (D, N, R)
- Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Ave (E, F, M, R)
- 86th Street (4, 5, 6)
- 42nd Street-Port Authority (A, C, E)
- Grand Central-42nd Street (S, 4, 5, 6, 7)
- 125th Street (4, 5, 6)
- 175th Street (A)
- Third Ave-149th Street (2, 5)
- St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island
The MTA noted that customers are not guaranteed to receive a limited-edition MetroCard.