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    I was checking out photos from a link that FFFred posted and saw this picture. What exactly is this card used for?

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    I'm not from NY, but that is a common thing in public transit. Usually called a "Pass" it entitles the bearer to free passage on the New York transit System. There are other cities that do the same thing.
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    WOW im from NYC and i have never seen that MTA card i didnt even know that card was available for FDNY guys. MTA is usually the best bet to use just because its hard to travel or Park for that matter in the city.

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    For some reason the picture wont load, but I dont have any idea what is being talked about. We dont ride free unless we have our bunker gear with us (ie, getting detailed to another house).
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    The card is issued to Fire,EMS, and NYPD units. Some subway stations are unmanned. This card let's us respond to and emergency though the gate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
    The card is issued to Fire,EMS, and NYPD units. Some subway stations are unmanned. This card let's us respond to and emergency though the gate.
    Oh...THOSE cards....the ones on the rigs. Sorry, pic wouldnt load for me.
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    Its called a MetroCard. The MTA will offer discounts or in some cases a free ride on subways, Long Island Rail Road and Metro North to students, municipal workers and first responders.
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    On a sorta related note...3 friends and me were in NYC and had just visited the WTC site and were hopping a subway back to the airport and as we were about to scan our metro cards a subway employee noticed our FD t-shirts and swiped us in with her card and said ff's don't pay to ride from ground zero or something to that effect. We thought that was very cool....just wanted to share and see if anyone had any similar experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backdraft663 View Post
    I was checking out photos from a link that FFFred posted and saw this picture. What exactly is this card used for?

    that card is not personally issued. its for the rigs and ambulances while on duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoughRider View Post
    Its called a MetroCard. The MTA will offer discounts or in some cases a free ride on subways, Long Island Rail Road and Metro North to students, municipal workers and first responders.
    First responders get no break on fares, and forget about free rides.

    As others have pointed out, that card is issued to each unit and is to be used solely for access to transit system during emergencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captnjak View Post
    First responders get no break on fares, and forget about free rides.
    NYPD ride the trains for free.
    FDNY ride trains free if in full uniform or turnout gear going to details
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