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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Draconian NYC Transit Increases Penalize Poor

The New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority is broke, so they have voted to raise fares through the roof and cut services. Whom does this primarily affect? The poor, the working and middle classes, of course...those who have to take the bus or the subway to get to thier jobs. Yet I see no outrage coming from politicians and no one stepping forward to speak up for those most affected by this outrage. From the Times:

Under the plan approved Wednesday, the base subway and bus fare rises to $2.50 from $2, with the change taking effect May 31. A monthly MetroCard would cost $103, up from $81. Riders on the Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road would see increases of at least 20 to 30 percent, beginning June 1. The fare on Long Island Bus, which serves Nassau County, would rise to $3.50 from $2.

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