As you’ve probably heard by now,
the MTA intends to raise our metro fare again.
Twenty five cents this year to $2.75,
then another $.25 in 2017
for a base fare of three bucks.
They did, in fact, give us a chance to have our say.
So before you go off about what bullshit this is, consider that $.25 barely keeps pace with inflation.
Consider the insane costs of building the new 2nd Avenue subway line.
And consider we have the cheapest urban transport in the world.
We’re not even in the top ten.
A round-trip ride in Norway will set you back almost ten bucks.
Even the cheapest one-way U-bahn ride in Germany tops out at over three dollars and NYC won’t get there for another 2 years.
So you might as well accept it.
There’s really no way out.
Have a great weekend!