Happy fare hike Monday.  Actually, the fares jumped over the weekend, but most of us wouldn’t have noticed until today.
So now that we have a $2.25 fare, your pants just got heavier.  How so?  Well, if you buy a single ride with a $5 bill, you’re going to get back two dollar coins plus 3 [...]

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 [...]

Due to a complete cluster f*ck of the MTA financial systems, the Daily News reports that the MTA has drawn up plans to shut down the W and Z lines as well as turn the J into a local train.
These plans are not official, but they seem like they’ll have to be put into place.
Additionally, [...]

Remember way back when the MTA promised that part of the new fare hike would include some general system upgrades with a $30 million improvement package? Yeah well, the MTA has decided they’re just gonna hold off on that for a lil bit.
This is such bullshit, it drives me nuts. If this is [...]

Well this just about sums it all up:
At least five members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s governing panel have seven-figure net worths. That’s nearly a third of the board empowered to vote on proposed hikes in subway, bus and commuter train fares.  [Daily News]
You know I’ve always had this idea kicking around in [...]

MTA Discriminates Against Dimes

Posted on September 28th, 2007 by The SUBWAYblogger in This just in

What an outrage. Where’s Al Sharpton when you need him. Oh yeah…he’s busy trying to get himself on TV with the Jena 6. Anyway, we’ve recently learned that the MTA hates dimes.
Yup…you heard it right here. The MTA Metrocard machines do not take dimes. They can handle dimes, quarters, and those [...]

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