When does New York City plan to discontinue the metro card payment system and move to contact-less?

Answer: By 2023

That's right, According to the New York Times, city officials announced Monday that NYC will begin phasing out the famous MetroCard. 

Vice - The change comes due to a $573 million contract the Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently approved to install near-field communication systems (NFC) across the city. They will enable riders to tap their phone or a special card to ride the bus or subway—no swiping required. According to the Post, MetroCard fans will be still be able to hang onto their card as the new system is rolled out, but they'll have to get rid of them by 2023, once the new system is fully up and running.

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