Ugh.  Just get it over with already so we can go on with our lives realizing that this is not the end of the world.  This is a followup to SUBWAYblogger’s recent post on this subject that became quite the source of debate.
The vote to cut the program has been delayed.  However, there are a [...]

Is anyone else having a real bitch of a time with the turnstiles the last few days?  I feel like a complete moron.
It all culminated with today when I swiped so much that I lost my fare.
I’m hoping that the guy in charge of cleaning the MetroCard slots is on vacation or something.  At my [...]

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 [...]

(coming soon)
For the first ever SUBWAY Monthly newsletter, I’m thinking of creating the greatest list of subway riding tips ever.  I’m not sure how I’m going to aggregate it just yet.  Or even how it will be arranged.  Luckily, I have a lot of ideas.
For one, I’m going to reach out to as many transit [...]

It took me nearly 15 minutes to get a new Metrocard today.  What a freaking cluster f*ck.
I happen to be at a station that is under construction, so it only has two machines at this entrance.  Of course, there’s always a line because there’s only the two machines.
So I got in line.  Once I finally [...]

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 [...]

So here’s an idea that came to my mind.  I’m sure I am not the first one to think of this, so I’m by no means trying to take credit.  I’m just trying to initiate the discussion.
What if Metrocards were priced based on residency?
People living in the 5 boros would receive a significant discount on [...]

I saw it with my own eyes.  My jaw dropped to the ground.
I’m sure you’ve seen a homeless person with a stack of used MetroCards standing at a turnstile swiping away in hopes to find a card with a ride still left on it.  I do applaud them for trying to be legal about getting [...]

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