MTA Replacing Half-Fare Student MetroCards With Full-Fare Cards

NEW YORK -

The MTA has passed a proposal to give all students who live more than half-mile from their school a full-fare student Metrocard. Previously, students who lived between half and one-and-a-half miles, depending on their ages, received only a half-fare MetroCard.

The new full-fare Metrocards will be distributed starting next fall.