WTF? A $107 Metrocard in the Works

Metrocard bus

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.

Following an Earlier Incident…

“Following an earlier incident 2,3,4 and 5 train service has resumed with residual delays.”

They kept telling us there was a “track event” at 138th street.  I was stuck on a 4 train for 20 minutes between 59th and 86th st.  I had it good though, the car had A.C.  The people waiting at 86th were not happy.  It was hot and they were packed on that platform.  I can’t even imagine the chaos behind the backup at Grand Central and Union Square.

I love NYC in the summer time!

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