Transit MetroCards honoring 9/11 Ground Zero workers released at 10 stations The MetroCards, which highlight four Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers, will be issued at stations near the World Trade Center as well as in midtown. Mark Bogush, left, and Mike Nugent worked rescue and recovery at ground zero in the weeks following the 9/11 terror attacks. Photo Credit: 9/11 Memorial & Museum / Photography by Andrea Booher, FEMA By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Updated May 15, 2019 12:43 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Four Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers are being honored by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum with limited-edition MetroCards. Beginning Wednesday, 250,000 of the special MetroCards will be issued at 10 stations in the city, mostly near the World Trade Center as well as in midtown, according to the museum. The workers are being honored ahead of the museum's dedication of the 9/11 Memorial Glade on May 30. The outdoor addition to the lower Manhattan museum, which opened in April and features six polished stone slabs embedded with World Trade Center steel, memorializes the 9/11 first responders, residents and workers who have died from illnesses related to the toxic dust that was released into the air when the Twin Towers collapsed. Roslyn Nieves, seen wearing a red NYPD hard hat on one of the MetroCards, was mobilized to Ground Zero the week after the attacks. As an NYPD crime prevention specialist, she worked the security detail at the site for several months. She retired from the NYPD in 2004, according to the museum. The Ground Zero cleanup efforts also drew thousands of people from across the country who helped remove the debris. Daniel Armenta, seen on the right of a MetroCard with another rescue and recovery worker, was a lieutenant with the San Francisco Fire Department when he volunteered to work at Ground Zero. He served the San Francisco Fire Department for 31 years, attaining the rank of battalion chief before he died in 2013 of bladder cancer. On 9/11, Mike Nugent was a lieutenant with the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue in Florida and assigned to the Technical Rescue Team. After the attacks, he took several buses to get to New York City and worked in the rubble for about two weeks before returning home. In 2017, he was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that commonly affects the lungs and lymph glands, which is likely a result of his time at Ground Zero, according to the museum. Nugent, currently the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Special Operations chief, is featured on a MetroCard pointing toward the rubble. Mark Bogush, featured on a MetroCard with his K-9 partner Marley, was a first lieutenant with Tampa Fire Rescue as well as a member of FEMA’s South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team when the World Trade Center was attacked. He and Marley spent seven straight nights at Ground Zero searching for victims' remains. Bogush still works for the Tampa Fire Rescue as the assistant fire chief for operations. The MetroCards will be available at the following stations: Grand Central (S, 4, 5, 6 and 7) Times Square Jay Street – MetroTech (A, C, F and R) Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (4, 5 and 6) WTC Cortlandt Street (1) 34th Street – Penn Station (1, 2 and 3) Cortlandt (R and W) World Trade Center (E) Wall Street (4 and 5) Rector Street (1) By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic 6 stone monoliths installed at 9/11 plazaThe slabs weigh from 13 to 17.8 tons each. How do the MTA MetroCard bonuses work?Ever wondered how you ended up with $0.28 on your MetroCard? 'Game of Thrones' MetroCards on eBay for upwards of $100A MetroCard featuring the birth of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons is among the options. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.