2008_07_metrocardmach.jpgAccording to the NY Times, "scores and possibly hundreds of MetroCard vending machines" were not accepting credit or debit card payments yesterday, frustrating cashless or cash-averse commuters trying to buy Metrocards. The problem first occurred during the morning rush and was resolved by 10 a.m. (says NYC Transit), but then reappeared during the evening rush hour. This seems to happen every so often, which is all the more reason to keep a backup Metrocard.