As reported on NY1 this morning, and further covered in other publications, such as CBS: the MTA is now issuing late cards to riders caught in the mess of delays. Good news, right? It's like getting a doctors note or a word from your parents, when missing school. Cool dude. I'm like in school again. Well I suppose one ascribes to many schooldays practices, such as standing in line for everything and needing an ID to get into your building, when existing in NYC.
The sticky thing about the late slip is that the MTA is currently mailing them out (1-2 weeks after the fact) by then, your employer or teacher would have hopefully forgiven you...but it's -something- right? About 34,000 of these documents are sent annually, a system which is projected to go online in the future.