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Thursday, October 20, 2005

MTA Gives Tourists Fare Holiday, Promises Locals To Get Fare Hike

Having solved all the other problems with New York's subway system, the MTA is looking into granting a fare holiday to riders of the subway and local buses on weekends between Thanksgiving and the New Year. The fare holiday is in lieu of improving weekend service, which is particularly abominable during the holiday season when trains are cramped with midwestern tourists in cowboy hats. Meanwhile, the MTA is still expected to announce a major fare increase as early as next year, and has been pushing a November ballot question that would give the authority nearly $3 billion through a bond referendum.


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