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Old 03-24-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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Hi all,

I'm moving to Dobbs Ferry in April and I'll be using Metro North to commute to Grand Central for work. This will be a welcome change from taking the subway every day.

Anyway, I have a question about the monthly pass - which method is the most cost efficient for me? It seems I have two options:

1) Buying a monthly pass from the ticket machines.
2) Using Mail and Ride to have the pass mailed to me.

It looks like the Rail fare comes out to $229, but the MTA site also mentions an additional charge of $52.00 for Westchester County DOT Connecting Service. What gives?
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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Hi all,

I'm moving to Dobbs Ferry in April and I'll be using Metro North to commute to Grand Central for work. This will be a welcome change from taking the subway every day.

Anyway, I have a question about the monthly pass - which method is the most cost efficient for me? It seems I have two options:

1) Buying a monthly pass from the ticket machines.
2) Using Mail and Ride to have the pass mailed to me.

-- same.

It looks like the Rail fare comes out to $229, but the MTA site also mentions an additional charge of $52.00 for Westchester County DOT Connecting Service. What gives?
-- This is for connection through beeline buses etc. You do not have to use
it.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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Hi all,

I'm moving to Dobbs Ferry in April and I'll be using Metro North to commute to Grand Central for work. This will be a welcome change from taking the subway every day.

Anyway, I have a question about the monthly pass - which method is the most cost efficient for me? It seems I have two options:

1) Buying a monthly pass from the ticket machines.
2) Using Mail and Ride to have the pass mailed to me.

It looks like the Rail fare comes out to $229, but the MTA site also mentions an additional charge of $52.00 for Westchester County DOT Connecting Service. What gives?
its still cheaper than the BXM4C everyday which is $300 if used everyday and 4c is SLOW!!!! the cost break down is $7.50 *2=roundtrip*20 weekdays=$300 getting ripped off for deegan traffic!!!
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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So what do we think, Mail and Ride or just buy this from the GCT station? I'm also thinking of adding on a monthly subway pass as well.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:45 AM
 
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Hi all,

I'm moving to Dobbs Ferry in April and I'll be using Metro North to commute to Grand Central for work. This will be a welcome change from taking the subway every day.

Anyway, I have a question about the monthly pass - which method is the most cost efficient for me? It seems I have two options:

1) Buying a monthly pass from the ticket machines.
2) Using Mail and Ride to have the pass mailed to me.

It looks like the Rail fare comes out to $229, but the MTA site also mentions an additional charge of $52.00 for Westchester County DOT Connecting Service. What gives?
It is giving you the option of paying $52 extra for an Unlimited pass that is good for buses in Westchester. If you plan to drive to the stations, you won't need it and won't have to pay for it.

However, I think that, since they accept Unlimited MetroCards, you'll be able to have unlimited access to the Bee-Line buses anyway, so even if you do use the buses, you'll be better off just buying the Unlimited MetroCard through Mail-and-Ride.

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So what do we think, Mail and Ride or just buy this from the GCT station? I'm also thinking of adding on a monthly subway pass as well.
I think Mail and Ride would be better. You get a slight discount (I think it is 5% when you buy the Unlimited MetroCard and monthly Metro-North ticket).

Good luck!
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