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BMW's product portfolio has expanded far beyond the sports sedans and cabriolets of old to include all manner of vehicles. But a subway train? You betcha.


BMW: Bus, Metro, Walk. That was the tongue-in-cheek acronym we used to refer to public transport back in Montreal where this blogger grew up, but it's San Francisco that's about to have its underground mass transit system overhauled by BMW.

Over the past decade, affinity credit cards have become increasingly popular as the groups who sign up get a cut of the healthy profits and issuing banks can encourage card holders to use the cards more often. The latest organization to jump on the bandwagon is the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system with a new MasterCard from FirstUSA.