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MTA appreciates weekly and monthly MetroCards



MTA voted Wednesday to raise the price of weekly and monthly MetroCards, while nixing bonuses on the pay-per-ride card – which one of the board members blasted the decision, says straphangers are those who are "screwed." [19659002] Board members voted to keep the base price of $ 2.75, but to eliminate the ride bonus on MetroCard, which gave riders a 5 percent bump when at least $ 5.50 was added to a card.

Weekly unlimited ride MetroCards will increase in price by 3 percent from $ 32 to $ 33, while the cost of 30-day unlimited ride MetroCards will increase by 5 percent from $ 121 to $ 127.

"We do the best we can to make MTA as effective as possible, "said chairman Andrew Saul, board member Fernando Ferrer.

Board Member Andrew Saul argued why he voted against the plan and said, "The riders are being screwed." "This is an inflated bureaucracy," Saul said. "This thing is full of waste … I think it's wrong to put this thing on the riders."

At the same time, board members voted to raise car prices on MTA bridges and tunnels.

The new changes are slated to take effect in April.


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