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NEW YORK (AP) -- The MTA says riders will now be able to fill their MetroCards with both unlimited-ride time and pay-per-ride dollars.

The change will allow New Yorkers to avoid a $1 fee on new card purchases, which will begin March 3.

The New York Times says the change will especially help riders who carry unlimited MetroCards but also take express buses or PATH trains.

Interim Executive Director Thomas F. Prendergast calls it "the most flexible MetroCard ever offered."

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