Aaaand we inch ever closer to the $2.50 single ride and the $103 monthly unlimited. The final vote is Wednesday.
- Gov. Paterson to MTA: Go ahead with Doomsday budget
- How Will You Cope With Higher Fares?
- MTA Committee Proposes Big Subway Fare Hike
I don’t claim to be that good at math, but eventually the unlimited card is just not worth it. I mean, the average commuter is going to take the train twice a day, 5 days a week, 4 weeks a month. That’s 40 total rides. At $2.50 a ride, that’s $100.
Eventually, I think I’m just going to buy a $100 regular card and get my extra 6 free rides ($15). There’s rarely a month that goes by where I take 6 rides on the weekend. When I head out on the weekend, I’m usually cabbing it up.