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 quarters. Awesome.
God help you if you paid for it with a $20. That’s 17 dollar coins plus 3 quarters.
$20 bill goes in, 20 coins come out.
Granted, even a few days ago, it still would have been 18 dollar coins…but still. It’s pretty insane.
The bigger problem is going to be the little old ladies that have to break out their coin purse full of nickels to get up to the 25 cents. You know there ain’t no damn way grandma is going to break another dollar if she doesn’t have to.
At least the machines don’t take pennies!