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Second Ave. Sagas 28 Feb 19
"It wasn't exactly a mugging," current MTA head Fernando Ferrer said of the upcoming fare hikes, but just how much more will you pay for subway and bus rides come April 21? Fare hike details all right here:
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Second Ave. Sagas
My mom has chimed in with an astute comment. Hoard those pay-per-ride cards now because it's basically free money that, unlike time-based cards, won't expire when the fares go up.
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Second Ave. Sagas 4 Mar 19
Replying to @marshaberkowitz
"stock up on pay per ride Metrocards"
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Brian 28 Feb 19
what's the time-vaule required to make up for prepaying so many fares? (if anything, unlimiteds are better to hoard because the time starts on the first swipe)
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Second Ave. Sagas 28 Feb 19
The MTA usually kills unlimiteds very close in time to the fare hike, and you have to mail in for a refund. The pay-per-ride cards never lose their value (though you'll have to combine cards once the card itself reaches its expiration date).
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Sam 28 Feb 19
But if the card is close to expiring with $ left on it, won't they transfer it to a new one for you?
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Sandy Johnston 28 Feb 19
I see where you got your transit smarts!
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Marsha Berkowitz 28 Feb 19
Replying to @2AvSagas
Keep in mind that the max you can put on a MetroCard is $100.
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Patrick 28 Feb 19
I put something like $500 on my MetroCard (EasyPayExpress, which doesn't seem to have any limits) last time they cut the bonus from 11% to 5%. It's a good way to save when they don't let you hoard trips!
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Dr. Meevil 28 Feb 19
Especially since 5% is better than interest rates. One could argue it's a very sound investment for a regular subway rider.
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