# 2485 Have Card – Will Travel?


Q. When a person uses a metrocard, he can use it again for free within 90 minutes of the previous use (in order to transfer to another bus). Is it permitted to give it to his wife so that she can use it within 90 minutes, or is it gezel? When a family buys an unlimited monthly metrocard (unlimited rides for the whole month), can they share it among the family members (sometimes the father uses it, sometimes the wife, sometimes the son, sometimes a friend), or is it gezel for anyone other than the purchaser to use it?
Q. When a person buys an unlimited metro card, which says non transferable, is it permitted to share it within the family as necessary, or only the person who physically bought it can use it?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that since the rules of bus and train tickets and cards differ between cities and countries, one has to inquire from the customers services on the rules of the particular company one is using. If it is not allowed it would be gezel or stealing and therefore prohibited.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a


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