If you went to the MetroCard machine today to buy a new monthly card and felt an odd sensation in your rear, that was the MTA raping you.
Ok, perhaps a bit strong, but the point remains the same.
The new fare increase kicks in today. That means your $76 monthly card just jumped to $81.00. Meanwhile, the single ride card didn’t go up a dime. I’ve always supported the fare increase because I think something needs to be done about the crumbling system, but I think that all the fares should have gone up…to be fair.
Here’s the new rates: