Aaaand we inch ever closer to the $2.50 single ride and the $103 monthly unlimited. The final vote is Wednesday.

Gov. Paterson to MTA: Go ahead with Doomsday budget
How Will You Cope With Higher Fares?
MTA Committee Proposes Big Subway Fare Hike

I don’t claim to be that good at math, but eventually the unlimited card is [...]

The first of eight public hearings to discuss the proposed fare hikes and crossing tolls is coming up on January 14th at the Hilton right here in Manhattan.
Are any of you planning on attending?
I have a meeting during the hearing, so I don’t think I will be able to make it.  Wish I could.

If you [...]

The MTA approved the doomsday budget yesterday that will allow them to hike the fares starting as early as Thursday this week.  The new budget would/will need to be approved tomorrow (Wednesday), and the new fare would kick in Thursday.
How much? Single rides would be $2.50.  The monthly unlimited Metrocard would jump to $104 at [...]

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it best today when he summed up the state of the MTA.  He says the MTA does not have a single dollar for it’s 2009 capital plan.  Not just falling a little short…literally does not have a single dollar.
So now law makers are scrambling to find revenue alternatives.  They are getting [...]

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