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Your Next Fare Card Won't Fit in Your Wallet

Wearable payment devices like wristbands and rings could streamline your daily commute.
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It’s a routine familiar to most city dwellers: You stop at a metro station to refill your transit card or rummage through your wallet for a flimsy ticket, only to get jostled by a sea of busy travelers. The process can make the daily commute feel even more harried.

In a statement to Metro, Bill Henderson, executive director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, equates the use of transit cards to “trying to maintain your 8-track music collection on tapes."