Well it’s that time again…..the MTA has once again raised the cost of a MetroCard, by 25 cents. Meaning, a single ride will go from $2.50 to $2.75.
But the news gets worse. The weekly MetroCard will go up an entire $1 from $30 to $31, while the monthly MetroCard will increase from $112 to $116.50.
As someone that’s a full time student, and works, I rely heavily on the MTA. And while 25 cents or a whole $1 doesn’t sound much, it adds up!!! A good chunk of my paycheck will now be going to the MTA……then again that’s probably exactly what they want. They obviously don’t have the people’s best interest in mind, with all these increases.
But wait, the MTA has blessed us with so called “good” news. Bonuses will increase to 11 percent for every $5.50 spent!!! Currently, riders get 5% bonus for every $5 spent. Now doesn’t that make up for ANOTHER fare hike….
The hike will take effect on March 22, so we have a little over a month to get ready and start preparing our wallets.
At this point, I think it’ll just be easier to buy a car….
I know exactly how you feel! Sometimes I feel like just working on getting my license and getting a car but there’s no where to park here in the city 🙁 I wouldn’t mind the fare hike if they actually used the extra money to remodel train stations and make them cleaner. But I guess that’ll just be a figment of my imagination for now.
It’s ridiculous. Especially when you can’t see where that extra $$ are going to.
This is crazy!!
I can’t believe it because as Nyca said we don’t see any improvements to the mta system despite these continual hikes.
We ned to start writing letters to senators, congress, or something. Maybe we aren’t fighting hard enough or maybe they don’t care.. I HATE the hikes!!!! Most of their enhancements are unnecessary and they are getting money from advertisements especially the ones that decal the whole trains, like American Dad or YouTube.
The fact that there will be a fare hike to take the MTA sucks and it’s probably going to just keep going up as year pass by. However, there are companies out there that may provide a metrocard for their employees – so maybe we should start talking about with our bosses.