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New MetroCard design, New farehikes

metrocard-sunrise-mtaThe new MetroCard is… I guess it’s supposed to be the sunrise, but it looks more like fiery damnation to me.  As in, “Use your MetroCard to escape the apocalypse!”  (It’s more like fare/toll-hike-alypse!)

The base price for a ride goes up a quarter from $2.50 to $2.75.  Meanwhile,  East River bridges below 60th Street into Manhattan (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Ed Koch Queensboro Bridges ) are all still free while the Verrazano Narrows, RFK-Triboro, Throgs Neck, Bronx-Whitestone, Henry Hudson, Cross Bay and Marine Park Bridges, and the Queens-Midtown and Hugh Carey Battery Tunnels all have tolls – some of which will be increased to as high as $16 bucks.  New Jersey crossings are increasing, too – The George Washington Bridge, Lincoln & Holland Tunnels are now at $11.75/$14 (with/without EZ Pass).

If you’re trying to figure out:

A:  Why so many people are eager to drive into Manhattan

B:  Why there are expensive tolls for some and no tolls whatsoever for others

I’m right there with ya.

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About Jamie Insalaco

Jamie Insalaco is the author of CreativeJamie.com, BomberBanter.com and editor in chief of ComicBookClog.com

Posted on March 31, 2015, in observations and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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