(Queens-WABC, July 28, 2004) — The financially troubled Metropolitan Transit Authority -- facing billions of dollars in deficits -- now wants you to pay more for New York subways and buses.
This comes just one year after it raised fares 33 percent.
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But what may change is what you pay for a discount MetroCard. About 83 percent of riders out there are using a MetroCard with some degree of a discount. And that price may change. Sources tell Eyewitness News that when the MTA lays out its budget on Thursday, the MetroCard discount may take a hit.
The price increases likely would apply only to seven- and 30-day discount MetroCards that offer unlimited rides. The discounted monthly cards, which currently cost $70, could increase by as much as another $5, to total $75.
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Mr's F pays over $3000 a year to ride the NYC transit system. It's bad enough that little fucking troll, Mayor Bloomberg, wants to raise the Commuter Income Tax for all those who work in the city but live in the suburbs. Now the crooks at MTA want to take more out of our pockets? Rat bastid, fucking assholes.