a fare deal?

the mta is changing their fare structure. the new structure eliminates transfers, and lowers the single-trip fare (by a dime, but the token price went up 20¢). the new addition is the $3 day pass. the mta probably saves a bundle just by eliminating all those little transfer slips. for anyone who was doing more than a single round-trip with a transfer, the new day pass is a good deal. for a round-trip with a transfer, the new plan is 40¢ more expensive (assuming tokens). a round-trip without a transfer is either 20¢ cheaper (comparing the cash costs) or 40¢ more expensive (with tokens).

i guess it would be smart to stock up on tokens. it’s a 20% return on investment….

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