Photo by gofaceyourself [https://instagram.com/p/07y3Pbju4X/?taken-by=gofaceyourself]In response to looming subway and bus fare hikes [/with-impending-fare-hike-for-subways-buses-riders-to-have-limited-input-vote/] , advocates are renewing their call to Mayor de Blasio to implement half-priced MetroCards for low-income riders. The MTA has announced a two-year, 4 percent fare hike, taking effect in March
MetroCard vending machines now offer a $27.25 option, leaving you with exactly 11 rides and no change left over.Hallelujah! Bundled in the new fare increases [/blog/transportation/subway-bus-fare-hike-goes-effect-sunday-mta-bridge-tunnel-tolls-increase] was a small change to MTA vending card machines that actually helps commuters – not adds to their misery [/blog/transportation/
Source: razor512 [https://www.flickr.com/photos/razor512/4530998047]/Flickr Commuting anywhere in this city is about to get a little pricier. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) board has decided to raise single-fare rides from $2.50 to $2.75 [http://nypost.com/2015/01/22/mta-approves-fare-and-toll-hikes/] on March 22.
Photo by Lucas Berrini / FlickrTHE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: This is the fourth year the MTA has performed a customer satisfaction survey in this format. I criticized past surveys for faulty methodology, not asking enough questions related to service, and too many about the riding environment. Rather than summarizing statistics as
Source: Brendan Ross / FlickrTHE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: This past week the MTA unveiled a series of progressive initiatives, including additional restorations of service that were cut in June 2010. Prior to those service reductions, the media paid little attention to them. The headlines mainly revolved around the MTA’s plan
Source: bondidwhat via Flickr.comThe ‘F’ in F-Train stands for failure, at least according to Councilman David Greenfield. The councilman hammered the MTA over the shoddy service the F has been offering residents of Southern Brooklyn and questioned the metrics they use for jacking up fees, according to a press
Source: WikimediaTHE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: For the third consecutive year, the MTA released the results of its satisfaction surveys for each mode of travel / agency, using a 1 through 10 rating system, on September 24th. An earlier format, using letter grades A through F for buses in 2009 and subways
Go buy Metrocards! Tomorrow, December 30, the MTA fare hikes go into effect. Second Ave Sagas [http://secondavenuesagas.com/2010/12/29/on-the-day-before-the-fare-hike/] has a good wrap up of the changes: > The 30-day card will cost $104 and the seven-day card $29. The 14- and one-day cards will go the