Will New York’s MTA raise the price of a single fare subway ticket to $2.75, up from $2.50? Or will the transit organization increase the price of a 30-day unlimited pass to $125, a 20% hike from the current $104? See the various proposals in the photo above, reblogged from the good people at Capital New York.
Here are the MTA’s fare-hike proposals. The authority is expected to choose one of the four proposals in December, and possibly set the hikes in motion by March. There will be public hearings between now and then. Which one would you choose?
I’m really hoping for Proposal 1B, because monthly Metrocard riders have been screwed over far too many times at the expense of maintaining the base fare, but 1A seems most likely since getting rid of the Metrocard discount seems politically untenable.
If the $125 scenario actually happens, I will tune up my bike and stop buying a monthly. Once CitiBike starts next spring, I’ll be able to accomplish a lot of my shorter (non-commuting) trips via bike, anyway.
Whoa! 1B please.