These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo

Roger and Jeff Flores said they created the app to help ease the MTA commute for all transit riders.

Roger and Jeff Flores said they created the app to help ease the MTA commute for all transit riders.

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Born and raised in Washington Heights, brothers Roger and Jeff Flores know a thing or two about riding buses and subways.

After years of trying to rush out of the house to catch a bus without knowing which loose MetroCard still had a balance — or going to a kiosk to refill them only to discover the machine wasn’t working — they decided to create an app to help New Yorkers smooth out the process.

“We constantly take the train, and one of the frustrations was that you couldn’t check the balance on your card” remotely, said Jeff Flores, 26.

In response, he and his brother Roger decided to create an app, Metroki, that allows riders to reload and check their MetroCard balance on a smartphone — and could eventually let straphangers pay fares using only their phones.

Read more: These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

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