Straphangers will soon have an online option for replacing faulty Metrocards.
The Daily News is reporting that riders will be able to get replacement Metrocards online starting next year.
Riders currently submit their claims in postage-paid envelopes picked up at token booths.
But a report in the News earlier this week found the envelopes were difficult to come by.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority tells the Daily News that the automated option will shorten wait times for replacement cards.
Nearly 170,000 claims of defective cards are processed each year.