For that price, it had better come with at least two drinks.
The latest news is the very real possibility of subway fares going over $100 for monthly cards. I call bullsh*t there not because of the price necessarily, but what we get.
I love the lead from the Daily News:
Brace yourself for the C-note MetroCard.
It is so true.
Anyway, back to my point about what we get. Here’s the breakdown of what we could be facing in a C-note fare world. A 30 day Metrocard goes from $81 to $104 with service cuts -OR- $107 without.
So basically, you’re going to get raped for a new Metrocard, it’s just a matter of how hard. If you want to get your ass slapped with a $104 fare and decreased services (the double whammy), that’s one option. If you want to get raped for $107, but still enjoy the same crap services you’ve always received, that’s the other whammy.
Notice that there was no fare for BETTER service than what we have now. How about a $125 rate structure where we could actually benefit from better technology, faster service, less frequent breakdowns, and a fresh coat of paint. Nooooooo…why think of that.
It’s way more fun for politicians use their chewing gum to plug the leaks in the dam than actually fix the problem.