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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cardvaark Conservationist?

The Cardvaark that swallowed the canary?
New York gets a little more expensive today as the MTA rolls out its latest fare hikes. Single rides up a quarter; monthly unlimited cards 8 bucks; and one-way tolls on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge (and 6 others) up 2 bucks.

The good news? The MTA is going green. Ssort of. It will now charge a $1 surcharge for every new MetroCard. The goal is to prevent the rampant carpeting of subway stations with busted cards (and, incidentally, net the MTA an estimated $20M in revenue).

Thing of the past?
In another earth-friendly move, the MTA has decided to eliminate the wasteful printing of posters to inform riders on the 7 line that, once again, there is no weekend service between Queensborough Plaza and Times Square. Now, the only posters will be occasional ones reading: "Surprise! The 7 train is running between Queens and Manhattan this weekend." Thanks, Cardvaark!

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