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Unformatted text preview: the subsidies for the transit agency this year had been redirected. To his defense, Jay H. Walder, the authoritys chairman, said, We are not in a position to be able to avoid this increase. Since its introduction in 1998, the monthly Metro cards price has risen 65 percent, surpassing inflation. From my point of view, I think this strategy of increasing the fare by a straight 17% could be very harmful for the working class citizens. Even after service cuts and discontinued bus and subway lines, this increase is unjustifiable. With the present recession, people getting laid off, it is a difficult time to be increasing fares. Personally, I think it is getting scary because when people cannot afford to pay for these high prices, crime rates can and will go up. I feel that the M.T.A should reconsider on the raised fare....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course COM 1500 taught by Professor Annehoffman during the Fall '10 term at CUNY Baruch.
- Fall '10