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Subway Machines “Temporarily” Disallowing Many Popular Forms of Payment

By Peter Clark-Deutsch

In a stark indication of the MTA’s decaying machinery, many Metro Card kiosks across NYC have been reported to be temporarily disallowing almost every form of payment, including bitcoin.

“People need to remember that our machine are old,” said MTA Chairman Pat Foy. “Most of them aren’t able to effectively handle accepting and processing your firstborn in exchange for a weekly pass anymore.”

The MTA hopes to get these machines back up and running soon, but for now, frustrated riders are encouraged to just harass the guy in the booth who will unenthusiastically let you in to the subway for no charge.

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