January 6, 1994
Automated Fare Collection (AFC) turnstiles go on-line at the Wall Street and Whitehall Street stations.
September 22, 1994
Construction begins on the 63 rd St. Connector to link the 63 rd Street tunnel to the Queens Boulevard line in Long Island City, Queens.
September 19, 1996
Two MetroCard buses travel to community centers, shopping centers, and other locations to promote the fare card and help senior citizens and people with disabilities get or replenish the Reduced-Fare MetroCard.
May 14, 1997
The entire subway system accepts MetroCard.
July 4, 1997
MetroCard Gold debuts, allowing customers to transfer free from bus to subway, subway to bus, or bus to bus.
January 1, 1998
A new MetroCard feature lets customers get 11 rides for the price of 10.
July 4, 1998
First sales day for the Unlimited-Ride 7-Day MetroCard and the 30-Day MetroCard, which let customers take as many trips as they want for a fixed price.
Oct. 12, 1998
Lenox Avenue Invert is completed in less than eight months. The $82 million project rebuilds the flooded invert (floor) of the Lenox Av and line between 110th and 116th Streets and restores the 116th Street station.
January 1, 1999
An unlimited-ride, 1-day MetroCard, the Fun Pass, is introduced.
January 25, 1999
The MetroCard Vending Machine (MVM) debuts in two subway stations. By the end of the year, 347 MVMs are in service in 74 stations
October 18, 1999
The Franklin Avenue Shuttle reopens after a $74 million rehabilitation, three months ahead of schedule. The 15-month major reconstruction of the 1.4-mile line rebuilds the Franklin Avenue and Park Place stations virtually from scratch and restores the Prospect Park and Botanic Gardens stations.