The MTA said riders will now be able to fill their MetroCards with both unlimited-ride time and pay-per-ride dollars.
The transit workers union is sending a grim message, reminding straphangers of the dangers of the subway system.
Michael Cordiello of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union said the drivers will strike until Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city agree to put a job security clause back into their contract.
More than 8,000 school bus drivers and matrons went on strike in New York City Wednesday, leaving nearly 152,000 public school students having to find other ways to get to class.
Superstorm Sandy not only knocked out bus and subway service, it’s going to knock a hole in commuters’ pocketbooks.
The poems, which will be accompanied by a work of art, will be featured in subway cars and, for the first time, on the backs of select MetroCards.
A straphanger in the Bronx claims that other riders’ discarded MetroCards are his own personal property. John Jones said that he regularly finds cards with balances and that he has made a practice of re-selling them.
Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced on Friday that they’ll be giving away 1,500 free $15 debit cards as well as 4,000 holiday single-ride MetroCards.