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Old 02-06-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I don't have the chance to do the research on this tonight, but I am curious if anyone here knows the answer or has any links for this. I am curious if there is a metro pass that covers all of the Metro, PATH, and NJLR, or is it something that has to be purchased individually?
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Three separate authorities, three separate passes. The exception is that a pay-per-ride metrocard works for PATH as well.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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They have a combined monthly MetroCard/HBLR pass, but you don't get any sort of discount on it. They're trying to get SmartCard technology so you can have all 3 passes on 1 card, but so far it's only in the basic stages (it only works on the PATH and some NJT buses, and I'm pretty sure the cards are incompatible with each other)

So basically, you're stuck buying 3 seperate passes.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Thanks for the info, I had a feeling that would be the case, which isn't that big of a deal, just was hoping I could deal with less than 3 cards.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Well, you CAN combine both PATH and Metro into just Metrocard...but you will pay a premium on lost discounts. So just two cards but a slightly less convenient way of getting through the PATH trunstile.

Practicality says 3 cards is the way to go.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Practicality says 3 cards is the way to go.
Unless, of course, you move to an area that doesn't require the use of three transit systems.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Unless, of course, you move to an area that doesn't require the use of three transit systems.
haha, very true, but in our case it is looking like our best option for the initial move before we really look for work in NYC and then a place to live in NYC.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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(I'm assuming a home in Somerville and a job on Madison Avenue )
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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(I'm assuming a home in Somerville and a job on Madison Avenue )
We have something in the works right now and if everything goes right we might be renting a room in a friend's place in Bayonne for $450 for a few months while we get our feet on the ground, look for work, and look for a place to live, so the extra hassle for the transit seems like it is worth it to not have to blindly look for a place to live before we move.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Depending on where you live in Bayonne, the trip might be as simple as jumping on the "Boulevard" bus and a ride into Port Authority. Great for midtown...but bring a book.

Alternative is the Boulevard Bus to Journal Square and your choice of PATH trains.

Other side of town is Light Rail to Exchange Place or Newport and a PATH ride into town. Great for anyrwhere on the West side South of midtown.

If you are lucky enough not to need a subway, your life gets easier.
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