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Old 11-28-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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If you realized how much people pay for transport in most cities (i.e. London) --especially the fact you can go anywhere on the system, 24 hours a day for one flat rate, you'd understand that we've been getting quite a bargain. I wouldn't even be opposed to MTA raising fares substantially higher in order to truly clean the system up.

But considering the agency is incompetent, I'll keep these relatively low fares. We live in an uncivilized country where most frown upon public transport and until that changes, just expect to pay more for using the same crumbling infrastructure.

Lastly, if you can't afford $115 /month to get to your job, then maybe your job isn't worth getting to.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Depends on how fast the FED continues to fuel this inflation by destroying the value of the dollar to make it seem that the economy is not in a death spiral.
Inflation is near historic lows.
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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ill be underground, but not in the subway!!
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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If you realized how much people pay for transport in most cities (i.e. London) --especially the fact you can go anywhere on the system, 24 hours a day for one flat rate, you'd understand that we've been getting quite a bargain. I wouldn't even be opposed to MTA raising fares substantially higher in order to truly clean the system up.
Subway system in Tokyo is based on the distance you travel, and most of the time it comes out cheaper than NYC subway fare. You'd literally have to go the distance equivalent of the Bronx to Coney Island for it to become more expensive.. in the $4 range. The trip from the boroughs to Manhattan would cost ~$1.50 to $1.90. And the JR East tickets to the main stations are like $2.40ish. And lets be real, NYC subway would never be anywhere close to Tokyo metro within our lifetimes in terms of cleanliness or infrastructure.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Subway system in Tokyo is based on the distance you travel, and most of the time it comes out cheaper than NYC subway fare. You'd literally have to go the distance equivalent of the Bronx to Coney Island for it to become more expensive.. in the $4 range. The trip from the boroughs to Manhattan would cost ~$1.50 to $1.90. And the JR East tickets to the main stations are like $2.40ish. And lets be real, NYC subway would never be anywhere close to Tokyo metro within our lifetimes in terms of cleanliness or infrastructure.
On the other hand, in London (as Arxis noted), you'd pay close to $5 for the equivalent of a ride from, say, Park Slope to Midtown, and as much as $15 for the equivalent of a ride from, say, Coney Island to Wakefield.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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If you really want to do the math, you could just look at the historical pricing data use that create a ratio of the amount of the average fare increase to the average amount of time between fare increases.

I'm just taking a quick glance at the historical prices, and for a fare increase of $7.50 ($10 total), I'd say you're (very roughly) looking at 150 years.
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:57 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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No way they could do something like that, poor people would not be able to get to work
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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I think it is insane how the prices have gone up. The train hasn't gotten cleaner, it doesn't go any faster, there aren't more seats, certain trains still haven't gone any faster(N, Q, and R line) and then there was the bed bug epidemic of 2014 over the summer. With all of those horrible occurrences the price still goes up. It really makes no sense.

I find it so funny when trains have issues like everyday is the first day NYC transit has been in operation. Like the subway hasn't been running for 100 plus years.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I'll be in my car.
You mean in the $90,000 Hyundai?
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