Surprise! Surprise! The MTA is trying to hike fares up again, Brooklynites, according to NY1. Here’s its plan:
The current $89/mo unlimited card will become a $99/mo limited card with 90 swipes. An unlimited monthly card will run you $104. That’s a $15/mo hike.
The now $27 unlimited weekly card will go up to $28 and be limited to 22 swipes/wk. An unlimited weekly card will be $29. That’s a $2/wk increase. At that rate, if you buy your unlimited cards by the week it’ll cost you $116/mo. That’s $27/mo more than the current $89/mo unlimited card.
If you pay the hikes, the service cuts and layoffs that took place over the summer will still stand. So, you’ll be paying more to get less. How’s that sound?
What say you, downtown? Is this fair? Are you OK with the MTA’s plan or do you object?
You can let the MTA know just how you feel. You can speak out about this and let your voice be heard at the MTA’s Brooklyn Public Hearing. When? Where?
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010
200 Eastern Parkway
Registration begins at 5 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m.
The hearing begins at 6 p.m.
“All registered speakers will be heard,” says the MTA.
If you speak, there’s no guarantee the plan will change. If you don’t speak, it pretty much guarantees the plan won’t change.
NY1, “MTA Begins Public Hearings About Fare Increases”
Metropolitan Transportation Authority, “Public Hearing Locations”