Really? The NY MTA is a bunch of crack smoking scumbags! They are raising the single rides to $2.50 and the monthly unlimited cards to $104. Earlier today my BFF gave me this quote…
“The pricing regime places the biggest burden of the increases on the system’s most frequent riders, the third of straphangers who use 30-day passes. Transit officials said this action was fair, because that group also tends to be more affluent than other riders, according to the authority’s survey data.” (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/m-t-a-meets-to-increase-transit-fares/?partner=rss&emc=rss)
She also pointed out that by “affluent” they must mean “people with jobs” since we are the only ones who need monthly Metrocards and she is absolutely right! Drug dealers have Escalades; their clients don’t need to be mobile since the drugs are delivered to them; only us regular working stiffs need to get to and fro economically, so we are the ones who get to shoulder the burden!? The subways and buses are filthy! The service sucks big hairy ones! There is never any MTA employee who is helpful or polite! This is insulting and insane!
I know that public transit is, in many ways, the life blood of NYC but I think the MTA has really gone above and beyond with this fare hike. The life blood is now infected with every communicable disease imaginable, especially the viruses.
Why is one of the most important parts of NYC run by a bunch of retards? They have raised the fare so many times in the last few years it’s crazy while cutting service and hiring the foulest shit bags to work for them. Oh! And don’t even get me started on the benefits that the MTA employees get. If you ask me, we wouldn’t need a fare hike if each time one of those illiterate morons got snippy with one of us “affluent riders” they had to put a dollar into a jar.
I’m so pissed off!