No part of the city is off limits. For a modest $2.25 you can ride from downtown Manhattan, all the way to the Bronx, from the World Trade Center to eastern Queens, and from Times Square into Flushing. The possibilities are endless with free transfers at many stops and connections to all major commuter rails, including Amtrak and PATH.
Striving for excellence. With every publically subsidized entity, there are complications. The city tries to continually increase productivity and efficiency of the subways, and as a result, New Yorkers are often faced with fare hikes to generate more revenue. While small increases may not seem bank-breaking, those pennies add up when you have a daily ridership of over 5 million.
It's all about the Benjamin's. A fare hike is actually in the works right now. Today, a vote unanimously passed to increase fares across the board. Starting in March next year, a Metrocard is going to cost $2.50 for a single ride, will have a $1 replacement fee, will cost $30 for a 7-day and $112 for a 30-day unlimited. Seems simple enough right? But for residents of the city who ride the trains daily and go for the monthly, that’s an additional $100 annually just to get around.