There’s been lots of talk over the past few months about the MTA Holiday Specials. Last year, the MTA offered a special MetroCard that gave you multiple extra days of riding if you bought the card during a certain time.
The idea was to encourage mass transit usage during the holiday rush. In some places, I have heard that they are going to do it again. In others, I’ve heard that the special was nixed because of budget issues.
SUBWAYblogger will do some special investigating today and bring you the skinny on holiday travel. We will attempt to have that up before lunch today so check back later.
In general though, the holidays are a bit of a sore spot for most mass transit commuters. The buses, subways, and regional trains are overloaded with out-of -town shoppers that flood 5th Ave.
I should say that it is more than just 5th Ave, but that area is by far the worst. 5th Ave serves as a HQ for holiday shopping. They then head out to other areas after going crazy at Macy’s and Bloomy’s.
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