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    Re: $100+ Metrocard. :/

    Quote Originally Posted by GothamSpotter
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bird76
    As for the Metrocards.....glad I live on Long Island ;)
    More like glad you work on LI. LIRR fares are getting a nice boost also. :)
    Glad I have a car, live, and work on Long Island, LOL :twisted:

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    Re: $100+ Metrocard. :/

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bird76
    Glad I have a car, live, and work on Long Island, LOL :twisted:
    Aww, Strong Island pride! Cute.
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    Re: $100+ Metrocard. :/

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D.
    Aww, Schlong Island pride! Cute.
    I fixed that for ya. :mrgreen:
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    Re: $100+ Metrocard. :/

    Quote Originally Posted by cancidas
    ...and that the $2 base fare could be boosted by $1 to $3."
    now that's just WRONG! i don't take the subway on a daily basis (only when i need to go into the city), but if i have to pay $10 just to get to and from the city i might as well drive in and feed a meter.
    I agree with that, espeacialy that I dont drive. $3 is just too much. For one thing. People are going to hate paying more money on Subways and buses knowing that service is disrupted on the weekends and we are paying $3 for long travel to Manhattan because of the same track work. Give me a break. I rather spend more money on a cab than on the trains if thats the case. Its very sad. And this might cut more of my time paying that much cash take a 2 hour trip to JFK because of this issue. Im gonna work on trying to get a drivers licence. Also Im getting word that express buses my boost from $5 to $7.50... Not fair.. :x
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    Re: $100+ Metrocard. :/

    Sounds very interesting so far
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    Re: $100+ Metrocard. :/

    Interesting? By interesting, do you mean "that really sucks" ??

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    Re: $100+ Metrocard. :/

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellyrose
    Interesting? By interesting, do you mean "that really sucks" ??
    I meant that in a bad way lol. This city is really starting to suck big time.. grrrr

    Gas goes down, but public Transportation Goes up. Bull, Bull, Bull
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    Re: $100+ Metrocard. :/

    The problem is that there is no accountability at the MTA and it is mired with corruption. First they blame the need to increase fares on gas. Now that gas is at a 4 year low, they move on to some other excuse. I would love to take a look at their bookkeeping - or lack there of one. One year, there's billions of dollars in surpluses and the MTA is handing out free rides; the next it's in a billion dollar shortfall and says it needs to raise fares.

    While I understand the system is ancient and in many ways outdated, and that there is a need for significant upgrades, ridership remains at an all time high, gas is at a low and the economy is in the toilet.

    Who are the people who oversee the MTA? Who are the people who oversee those people? It always seems like it's the MTA chairman who comes out making all these statements, with little backing on why a fare increase is so desperately needed...

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