Tuesday, July 13, 2010
More $ for MetroCard?
From Fox 5:
The cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with its $800 million budget shortfall, is reportedly looking to charge straphangers for buying a new MetroCard.
The NY Post reports the mass transit agency wants to raise money by imposing a $1 surcharge on new MetroCards.
The cards used by millions to travel the city's subways and buses are re-fillable at vending machines. The fee would be for a new card. Used and usually empty cards are often seen on the floor at subway stations.
In a statement issued Friday, the MTA said that it is sticking to an agreement with the state legislature that called for a 7.5% increase in revenues from MTA fares and tolls in January 2011.