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(Business Insider)   "New York is raising subway fares this month. Here's a simple trick to get an extra month of savings." Walk to work? Raid your kid's piggy bank? Steal a subway train and learn to drive it like a maniac, so you fit in?   (businessinsider.com) divider line
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2019-04-15 05:29:22 PM  
The MTA should be abolished and the NY government should let the Japanese build the entire subway system from scratch. That way people will have something that works and they'll have a legitimate excuse for showing up late to work everyday.
 
2019-04-15 05:31:24 PM  
I don't live in NY city but when I lived in Chicago the CTA jacked prices up the entire time I was there, never to the point I wanted to try and pay for parking or deal with traffic.  I think this is the same here, the not having to try and pay for parking and deal with traffic is paramount.
 
2019-04-15 05:32:24 PM  
Just work from home.
Sheesh.
 
2019-04-15 05:33:34 PM  
They jacked up the Verrazano to $19 a couple weeks ago.
 
2019-04-15 05:37:33 PM  
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2019-04-15 05:39:49 PM  

interstellar_tedium: I don't live in NY city but when I lived in Chicago the CTA jacked prices up the entire time I was there, never to the point I wanted to try and pay for parking or deal with traffic.  I think this is the same here, the not having to try and pay for parking and deal with traffic is paramount.


parking in NYC can easily cost more per month than the car payments. most folks don't need a car in the big city, especially now with the many options available above and beyond public mass transit.
 
2019-04-15 05:44:39 PM  
$160 a year here for a world class public transport system.

Of course, comparing Prague salaries to NYC is futile.
 
2019-04-15 05:45:00 PM  
Tolls and fares go up paycheck stays the same.
 
2019-04-15 05:48:18 PM  

interstellar_tedium: I don't live in NY city but when I lived in Chicago the CTA jacked prices up the entire time I was there, never to the point I wanted to try and pay for parking or deal with traffic.  I think this is the same here, the not having to try and pay for parking and deal with traffic is paramount.


Did you move here in 2004 and leave in 2009? Because the hikes in those years (with one in 2006 as well) were bookended by nine-year gaps with no increases.

/$105 a month is not bad considering I live close to a train station with like 15 bus route connections.
 
2019-04-15 05:51:33 PM  
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2019-04-15 05:58:14 PM  

LegacyDL: The MTA should be abolished and the NY government should let the Japanese build the entire subway system from scratch. That way people will have something that works and they'll have a legitimate excuse for showing up late to work everyday.


To only estimate the cost of something like this (destroy and build anew a subway in nyc) would be rather expensive

Itd be great if some form of govt agency was formed to create and renew infrastructure that would benifit private enterprize and people alike
 
2019-04-15 06:15:36 PM  
Both the MTA and NJ Transit have plenty of faults, but they get me almost everywhere I need to go without having to drive.
BTW, if you are in the area, find out about the Commuter Check program. They take money out pre-tax and put it on a card that you use for your bus ticket and metrocard. Saves me a boatload of money every year.
 
2019-04-15 06:35:31 PM  
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2019-04-15 06:37:40 PM  
Poor old Charlie.  (obscure?)
 
2019-04-15 07:01:03 PM  

ClassicLantern: Poor old Charlie.  (obscure?)


Not at all.

/But wasn't he in Boston?
//Or was it a Jethro Till reference?
///Either way, nice taste in music.
 
2019-04-15 07:16:20 PM  
This is no doubt fascinating info for the 1% of people who live somewhere where they can take a subway to work.
 
2019-04-15 07:21:11 PM  

Trainspotr: interstellar_tedium: I don't live in NY city but when I lived in Chicago the CTA jacked prices up the entire time I was there, never to the point I wanted to try and pay for parking or deal with traffic.  I think this is the same here, the not having to try and pay for parking and deal with traffic is paramount.

Did you move here in 2004 and leave in 2009? Because the hikes in those years (with one in 2006 as well) were bookended by nine-year gaps with no increases.

/$105 a month is not bad considering I live close to a train station with like 15 bus route connections.


Earlier when they jacked them a couple of times.  Didn't care, I didn't need a car (and insurance) and it mostly got me there on time
 
2019-04-15 07:37:48 PM  

ClassicLantern: Poor old Charlie.  (obscure?)


Nope.  I came here just for that reference.

These are the times that try men's souls
In the course of our nation's history the people of Boston New York have rallied bravely whenever the rights of men have been threatened
Today a new crisis has arisen
The Metropolitan Transit Authority, better known as the M.T.A. is attempting to levy a burdensome tax on the population in the form of a subway fare increase
Citizens, hear me out, this could happen to you!
 
2019-04-15 09:23:17 PM  
Working a transit plan in any city takes a little prep. I have done it in Houston and Manhattan. Two totally different sets of logistics, opposites if you will, but be careful...black gold and the all-mighty green back share many common goals and sirens as well---BWAHHAHAH
 
2019-04-16 12:12:45 AM  
They give you a two hour window to make a transfer from bus to subway or one bus to another, so you can take the bus to church and take the subway back if the service doesn't run too long.
 
2019-04-16 01:36:50 PM  
Why not just rob the money train? It's apparently easy to do.
 
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