Saturday, February 5, 2011

Amid Massive Increases, MTA Chops Service... Oh Well, Fuck You

On Dec. 30, the New York subway made the most radical increase in its history, upping a 30-day unlimited card from $89 to $104, a 17% increase, while a weekly pass escalated from $29 to $37. Single rides roared from $2.25 to $2.50.

Thank you, MTA, for not only fucking New Yorkers in the face of corrupt overtime policies and pensions that conjure the 1950s... but cutting service to the point that today, I waited 25 minutes for a goddamn train to arrive—which of course, meant that by the time it pulled into the station, there were approximately 500,000 paying constituents crowding into the train. What a lovely experience. Come on, if you're going to raise fares, at least let the trains run with some consistency. Grrrr!