MTA Committee Approves $2.50 Fare
Albany's tripping over its dick on this one, so the MTA is going full speed ahead with the Doomsday Budget: its Finance Committee just voted to raise the fare to $2.50. If the full board goes along on Wednesday, a weekly pass will go from $25 to $31 and a monthly from $81 to $103. Well, at least they floated the idea of a $3 fare so we wouldn't feel too bad about $2.50. Yet somehow we do.