MTA Fare Hike
“The fare for subways and buses could rise to $2.50 under the 'doomsday budget’… As exclusively reported in the Daily News over the past two weeks, service cuts spelling longer waits for more crowded trains and buses - and fewer token booth clerks and customer service agents in stations - will begin in the spring, officials said.” (Daily News)
This is ridiculous that’s means I’m going to spend $5 every time I want to leave my house. Everyone’s going to need to buy unlimited monthly metro cards since they will come out to be so much cheaper. It’s not like having a car is any cheaper because gas prices went up as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if they eliminate student metro cards. Personally I think that student metro cards should work 24/7 because a lot of the time I do student related things like go to a library, Barnes & Nobles or something and I have to pay to get there. Especially at my school we have personal projects in the 10th grade and a lot of people went to libraries in Manhattan but had to pay to get there. If fare hikes keep going up people are just going to start car pooling and riding bikes. With the fare hikes you would expect trains to be kept much cleaner but it’s the opposite. Trains are really dirty and unless it’s a big train station such as Roosevelt 74th Street or 71st and Continental you don’t find token booth clerks.