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I remember tokens. Could I feel any older?

From WNYC: 

It’s one year away from legal drinking age, but New York’s MetroCard won’t last much longer.

On January 6, 1994, the MetroCard debuted at two subway stations in lower Manhattan. 

The MTA credits the MetroCard with some huge transit successes  — like the monthly unlimited pass, and the ability to transfer between buses and subways, both of which have boosted ridership tremendously — but it only has a few more years left in it.