Smart cards ordered to help in security and comfort of New Yorkers

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By Michael Ventura DNAinfo Senior Editor MANHATTAN — The MTA mismanaged a security contract and failed to make progress on a MetroCard-replacing Smart Card program, the agency’s chief watchdog said in its annual report released on Thursday. The Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee’s 2009 report was full of criticism and praise for the cash-strapped transit authority and its subdivisions. It highlighted a …