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“Give the cops a fake name and address” this must have been written by a sovereign citizen
Distracting the booth clerk does nothing, they don’t enforce fare evasion and have strict rules about coming out of the booth. Giving cops a fake name and DOB is how you get arrested rather than getting a summons.
This has been studied before, and the TL;DR is that free-fares trigger a ton of negative consequences that can actually lower mass-transit ridership over the longer term as the bad transit experience drives away riders.
Here is a copy/paste from the above (via wikipedia):
Several large U.S. municipalities have attempted zero-fare systems, but many of these implementations have been judged unsuccessful by policy makers. A 2002 National Center for Transportation Research report suggests that, while transit ridership does tend to increase, there are also some disadvantages:
This U.S. report suggests that, while ridership does increase overall, the goal of enticing drivers to take transit instead of driving is not necessarily met: because fare-free systems tend to attract a certain number of "problem riders", zero-fare systems may have the unintended effect of convincing some 'premium' riders to go back to driving their cars. It should be kept in mind that this was a study that only looked at U.S. cities, and the author's conclusions may be less applicable in other countries that have better social safety nets and less crime than the large U.S. cities studied.
We really are reverting back to the Dinkins years, aren't we?
I love how this says it should just be free with no mention of how it would be funded.
There are compelling arguments that fare cost isn’t the main reason for fare evasion. But the MTA does need to stop fucking around with the fare evasion issue when there are so many more important things are burning down around them.
Every system has an acceptable amount of fare evasion they’re willing to tolerate. Getting fare evasion to zero would cost more to enforce than the fares recouped. The fact that MTA has never bothered to articulate a goal rate of fare evasion and is instead already paying more money for the cops than they hope to recover in fares is ridiculous and yet another sign our transit system is doomed on its current trajectory.
The best thing that could happen to the MTA right now is a recession that would give them an excuse to go bankrupt and get bailed out by the state.
lol free unlimited for NY STATE residents, you gotta be high as balls to think that would ever in a million years happen.
Best you should hope for is an employer-funded reimbursement plan that somehow sweeps any good place to work as a perk. I work for a pretty good place and the best we get is a pre-tax reimbursement plan which nets a few bucks off the cost.
"Why in the fuck should I PAY for services I use?"
The entitlement of some of you fucks lol. Pay the goddamn fee. It's not even that expensive compared to other large city subways.
The same people who complain about overcrowding and the delays that it causes, want to eliminate the fare, as if it won't cause way more people to try to ride the same number of trains
While youre at it, if youre hungry, just steal a sandwich. Cuz fuck everyone else right?
Transit free at point of service is not an unreasonable ideal. In order to get there, here are some of the possible compromises we would need to make. Check some or all that would be acceptable.
LOL I love this. Daddy is paying $60,000 a year for little Aiden to play anarchist with my tax dollars.
Whoever posted this is pretty damn ignorant
So edgy. Almost like not payin for school lunch. This city more and more just feels like a bad day of high school.
My only hope is that when they add that NFC capability to all the turnstiles, that they leave a couple are NFC only (no swiping) to effectively create a fastlane and a tourist lane.
There's nothing worse than being behind a family of german tourists, all standing in the available turnstiles, while trying to pass a single card between them.
Fuck thieves. They’ll say they’re not actually taking anything, they wouldn’t have paid anyway, etc. Fuck em.
Whoever made this obviously didn't think of the pain it would cause for the undocumented.
Tax the ultra rich and make them pay for it.
People would be able to get to work for free which would boost the economy and increase productivity, so long the MTA also fixes their trains and cleans the damn place after decades of dust and deterioration.
You pay for all of this, why should you pay to use it is actually a great line.
This guy didn’t even attempt to swipe. This wasn’t a “I’m in a rush and it keeps saying Swipe Again”. He just hopped right over like it was his god given right.
Don’t give the cops a fake name and address. Your $100 ticket will turn into an arrest real quick.
Ufff, the unintended consequences are so damning. Let's start with how undocumented workers get affected.
NY is going to become another sanctuary city. Pathetic.
I actually really like the locals ride free thing and I'd jack up the cost on the M&M store-goers. There should be a system of application to get a "I am from here Metrocard" Everybody else can pay at a kiosk or on their phones or whatever.
I think with 100% subsidized fares out-of-state visitors should be free at the point of sale too. We want to keep the city attractive to tourism and people visiting. Also, New Jersey & Connecticut commuters.
If you find the $2.75 fare pricey - wait until you hear about London's....
I keep that mf thang on me
Pedestrian is upset,
uses Swipe Attack
I kind of like them with Christmas lights
They actually took down some scaffolding in my neighborhood yesterday. I almost fainted!
Looks kinda nice actually
"Temporary" doesn't mean <2 months. Construction takes a long time. And it's getting colder out and the holidays are coming up, which means the workers are more likely to want to take vacation to spend time with their families.
Christmas lights a month before Christmas doesn't meant long term.
The scaffolding will probably be there for years, because that's NYC, but the Christmas light mean nothing.
My building has a fire hydrant out front that has become a favored piss stop by digital sweatshop slaves idling their leased death machines because they can hang out there for a few minutes relieving themselves in a Poland Spring bottle and maybe inhaling some fast food. As a result I've come to love scaffolding because it deflects and muffles the sounds to a great extent. I hope it stays there forever. At least until we can get around to banning these machines from the city.
When an area has had scaffolding for months or years, it feels naked and wrong when they finally take it down.
It should just say "go to Times Square and tell everyone you see that you like hip hop"
Thank you for reading this pamphlet you knuckledraggers.
You can tell his other arm is holding the camera
And the phrase "move away from the door and into the center of the car" in a very large font.
walk rapidly as possible to ensure it will be over asap.
Through midtown? A subway map? just fucking walk geez
And the bike 🚲 map!
Quickly without making eye contact.
At least she’s not an English teacher
Teaches at Goldstein? Doesn't seem like the best fit.
Proceed directly to Principal. Do not pass 'go'. If they don't help, go up the ladder to the school board. You have to make sure you can concretely link that alias directly to her and only her, though.
damn. no wonder our schools are failing. simple grammar errors and too stupid to realize this can end her career.
End her career.
I'm not saying I don't believe it could happen, but how do you know this account is the person's that you think it is? I'd be a bit careful about making an accusation unless you can prove it's theirs
It blows my mind how people can be this stupid.
The comments under that post are solid, too.
Please do something about this
Wow. I graduated from Goldstein in 2010. Something needs to be done about this.
I’m curious as to how she found the teachers page/knows that they’re on Facebook
Most teachers using N word to describe population/accurate
There is a poem by Al Sharpton that actually uses the N word. Send her that. It will curl your dreadlox.
Used Juno all the time, it was consistently the best price even if there wasn't always a car near me. I will pour one out for this homie
I never used Juno.
I tried creating an account years ago. Somehow it got glitched, and the three times I tried to get it fixed over 2+ years always ended in failure and frustration.
So I'm surprised
Poor dog looks tense
Did you find the owner?
I’ll take him 😎
Not making an argument for or against this particular decision, but Law enforcement isn't based on profitability.
Read the article. The cost for police is over a number of years
We need more cops. This city is a nightmare and the subway is full of sociopaths.
So 294 million every 4 years and 200-300 million in fare stealing every year.
I’m fine with that. Also law enforcement isn’t supposed to be profitable.
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