When it comes to public transportation, one thing is certain, Metropolitan Transportation Authority fares are definitely going up. But the big question is how much?
The first MetroCard ad was bought by the clothing chain The Gap, and features the wording ‘Be Bright NYC.’ The MetroCards with the Gap ad will be sold at 10 subway stations.
It marks the second phase of a toll and fare increase package approved by the authority in August 2011.
The 70 cent bonus you get for every $10 you put on your MetroCard may soon be history. The chairman of the MTA, Joseph Lhota declared “Do we really need to give that level of a discount?”
If the judge’s ruling stands, the fare hikes could be as much as 46% for the Long Island Rail Road and 32% for Metro-North trips, according to an analysis by the fiscal watchdog group Citizens Budget Commission.
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The 15-year-old said that after using a valid, student Metro Card, she was followed by two plainclothes officers who must have noticed when she swiped her card and the white light comes on showing “student.”
The proposed surcharge will generate about $20 million a year, which will go into the agency’s operating budget. That includes an estimated $2 million saved by printing fewer MetroCards.
Ads have appeared on MetroCards for years — on the back. The only untouchable part of the card will now be the magnetic strip that allows straphangers to pass turnstiles or bus fare boxes.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that kids who miss school are likely to face problems later in life, and so the city is spending millions to keep them in classrooms.
Speaking on his weekly radio show on WOR, Bloomberg said the technology currently exists for such a possibility, which he said could even cut costs.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants the New York State Legislature to revive the long-dead New York City commuter tax, WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported Tuesday.
Occupy Wall Street announced on its website that “a team of activists” opened more than 20 stations in Brooklyn and Manhattan by taping MetroCard readers at turnstiles and propping open emergency exits.
Albany leaders have agreed to fund the last three years of the MTA’s current five-year capital plan, but it could mean fare hikes down the line.
The City wants to make sure March Madness doesn’t keep you from getting home safely.